Teaching Diversity

Effective teaching requires that faculty be able to connect with their student's experience of the world. Central to fostering this connection is an understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, religious and political beliefs, ages, genders, sexual orientation, physical abilities and learning styles that students bring to the classroom.

HCC is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum that reflects the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society. Along with critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, effective communication and information literacy, knowledge of diversity is one of the five core competencies that comprise HCC's general education requirements.


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