Teaching Cultural Diversity in Faust through WAC
Stephanie E. Libbon, Kent State University, OH
The late 1960s saw the emergence of cultural diversity courses as well
as writing-across-the-curriculum programs. This article discusses the
implementation of both in a First-Year Seminar centered on the Faust-theme.
The topic of Faust is universal in its portrayal of human turmoil, yet
also unique to the historical, cultural, and social circumstances in
which each version was created. Designed to emphasize this duality, the
First-Year-Seminar offered students glimpses into cultures and values
different from their own while concurrently prompting them to become more
introspective about their own.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Spring 2007 Volume 11, Issue 1