Cultural Diversity Assessment Criteria

Essays accompanying CD petitions should:

1)      Clearly discuss relevant cultural practices and link practices to described or analyzed behaviors or attitudes. Provide evidence concerning the cultural practices and causal links to the specified behaviors or attitudes.

2)      Provide detailed description and analysis of historical and environmental context. Display your understanding that social and cultural systems adapt to changing social and historical environments.

3)      Describe in detail cultural complexity, especially intracultural perspectives. Discuss cultures with nuance, and demonstrate your ability to evaluate all information about cultures for bias, incompleteness, or stereotyping.

4)      Provide detailed description and analysis of differences among cultures and how such differences affect practices, behaviors, and intercultural contact.

Note: This criteria is adopted directly from the Cultural Diversity Rubric.