C.L.U.E.S (Culture Leadership Understanding and Exploration for Sophomores) is a sophomore learning community developed by the Department of Multicultural Services and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. C.L.U.E.S. is a one year course-credited program for sophomores that focuses on multiculturalism, diversity/cultural sensitivity, and inclusive leadership.
Texas A&M University has placed diversity at the core of its ultimate goal of being one of the top ten institutions by the year 2020. The Department of Multicultural Services has and will continue to play an integral role in providing multiple support services for current and prospective students from underrepresented populations while developing diversity education programs that foster inclusive learning environments for all students.
In light of racially charged incidences that occurred during the fall of 2006, the void of support services for sophomore students, and the underdeveloped holistic understanding of true leadership by many undergraduate students, the Department of Multicultural Services views this learning community as a means of cluing students in on life changing knowledge and skills that will positively impact their future.
This course is divided into two semesters: a three-hour course in the Fall semester and a three-hour course in the Spring semester. The classroom curriculum experience will be brought to life through co-curricular activities such as interacting with major Texas A&M administrators, attending a football game at another institution, sampling food from all over the world, and attending performances.
Contact: Mark Dawson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howdy Aggies! Looking for a different kind of class experience? Interested in learning more about yourself and others? Excited about participating in cultural activities (attending plays, museums, and festivals)? Will you be a sophomore in the fall? If you answered yes to these questions, C.L.U.E.S. is for you!