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Fall 2021

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SOC204 - Human Diversity

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the definition of human diversity in American culture, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, and religion. Identifies the misinformation that perpetuates the exclusion of diverse groups from mainstream opportunities, and differentiates covert acts, institutional policies, and ideologies that promote the exclusion of diverse groups. Provides an awareness of the student's own diversity and how their feelings and worldviews might differ from other diverse groups, and how those differences may influence behaviors positively and/or negatively.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Reflect about their identity and place in society and the identity and place of others.
2. Identify and describe a variety of concepts associated with human diversity (culture, sexism, racism, prejudice, discrimination, ethnocentrism, cultural relativity, assimilation, cultural pluralism, etc.)
3. Identify various diverse groups in the U.S. and globally.
4. Apply theoretical frameworks to the current social circumstances of various diverse groups in the U.S. and the world.
5. Describe oppression and its impact on diverse groups.

Effective Term: Fall 2019