Diversity/Global Learning courses and programs help you explore cultures, life experiences, and worldviews different from their own.
What is Diversity and Global Learning?
Diversity/Global Learning cultivate self-awareness and understanding of your impact—locally, nationally, and globally. Students learn to:
- Understand diverse cultures
- Develop intercultural skills
- Understand global processes
- Prepare for citizenship, both local and global
Empower yourself to participate effectively in a society that encompasses diverse experiences, perspectives, and realities. Learn about inclusiveness and develop competencies for cultural responsiveness across social differences in contexts ranging from local to global.
- Diversity/Global centric courses
- Study Abroad opportunities (Europe and Peru, May 2020)
- Weekly cultural discussions at Global Village Roundtable (all campuses)
- HIPs Director of Global/Diversity Learning - Tiko Hardy, 719-502-3314 or Tiko.Hardy@ppcc.edu
- Eric Ericson, ME DGL Specialist, 719-502-3622, or Eric.Erikson@ppcc.edu
- Susan Rollins, ME DGL Specialist, 719-502-3657, or Susan.Rollins@ppcc.edu
- Martin Conrad, CHTS DGL Specialist, 719-502-3426, or Martin.Conrad@ppcc.edu
- Melinda Mingo, CHTS DGL Specialist, 719-502-320, or Melinda.Mingo@ppcc.edu
Global/Diversity Learning Promotes:
- Awareness. Recognize diversity of cultures, thought, and social systems at the local and global level.
- Engagement. Gain the real-world skills and knowledge to engage in multicultural settings.
- Transformation. Explore communities, intercultural communication and interdependence.
- Critical Thinking. Analyze on how experiences, perspectives, values, and assumptions effect intercultural interaction.
Diversity/Global Learning and Your Career
A 2014 study on College Learning and Career Success found that the vast majority of employers (78%) agree that that all students, - regardless of their degree or major - should gain intercultural skills and an understanding of societies outside the United States (source).
"Shiver me timbers gunwalls hornswaggle Sink me avast sloop transom mizzenmast heave to long clothes. Marooned parley aye topmast barkadeer boatswain plunder square-rigged killick mutiny."
-- Little Kid Malone, PPCC student and Global Village Ambassador
"There is no better exercise for your heart, than reaching down and helping to lift someone up."
– Bernard Meltzer