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Introduction to Diversity Studies

Course Number: 10809172
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Credit for Prior Learning

Length of Course

  • 8 weeks
  • Less than 8 weeks
  • More than 8 weeks

Course Competencies

  1. Differentiate basic concepts related to diversity and sociodemographic variables
  2. Analyze patterns of interaction and adaptations of subordinate groups within a historical context
  3. Analyze the effect of various forms of communication among and within groups
  4. Examine potential legal, political, social and/or economic outcomes of personal behavior as they relate to diverse populations
  5. Assess the importance of global perspectives
  6. Explore material and nonmaterial aspects of cultures
  7. Trace patterns of migration and immigration of diverse populations
  8. Assess how power and privilege impact individuals and groups
  9. Examine the impact of bias and behavior on relationships (personal and group)
  10. Explore the concept of social justice