NNU's cultural competency program is designed to increase the student's set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
As a result of participating in the cultural competency program an NNU student should become an informed, open-minded, and responsible person who is attentive to cultural diversity in a variety of settings. They should seek to understand how their actions affect both local and global communities and address some of the world’s most pressing and enduring issues collaboratively and equitably.
Each student must meet the University's General Education Cultural Competency Requirement while attending NNU. This is achieved through designated coursework or by participating in an international study program outlined in the Study Abroad Section of the NNU Undergraduate Catalog. Students who grew up in a multi-cultural/multi-lingual home or lived overseas may request to have their life experience considered as fulfilling part or all of the Cultural Competency requirement.
Cultural Competency (CC) courses must meet five outcomes from either Section I or Section II.
Cultural Competency Experience (CE) courses must meet three outcomes from Section II and two additional outcomes from either section I or II.
Section I: Cultural Competency (CC) course outcomes
Section II: Cultural Competency Experience (CE) course outcomes