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ETH 119 - Diversity Training/Education in America


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This course examines the phenomenon of diversity training/education in the United States. Students will explore the perceived necessity for such training, how the training often conflicts with strongly-held, personal belief systems and the advantages and disadvantages of such training. Training exercises and techniques will be explored. Students will be required, in small groups, to create and conduct their own training sessions.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Students will be able to define "diversity" as discussed in class.
  2. Students will be able to explain why diversity in our society is important.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the changing population demographics in the United States and how this impacts on diversity training/education.
  4. Students will be able to explain the concept of the "melting pot theory" and be able to articulate the inherent problems of the theory.
  5. Student will be able to explain why U.S. companies need to be concerned about diversity.
  6. Students will be able to explain how diversity, or the lack of diversity impacts on the company's "bottom line."
  7. Students will be able to examine and explain the issue of diversity in education and discuss whether diversity is important in this arena.
  8. Students will be able to explain why governmental agencies must be concerned about diversity.
  9. Students will be able to explain the diversity issues related to: gender, race, culture and religion.
  10. Students will be able to design and conduct a diversity audit.
  11. Students will be able to contrast two (2) diversity training exercises.
Listed Topics
  1. What is this thing called "diversity training
  2. Why bother with diversity training/education
  3. Shifting population demographics in the United States
  4. The inherent problems that grow out of the American "melting pot" theory
  5. Why should we be concerned about diversity? Who needs this anyhow
  6. The company's "bottom line" (profits) and diversity
  7. Problems of diversity in education
  8. Governmental agencies and diversity
  9. Diversity issues related to:
  •  Gender
  •  Race
  •  Culture
  •  Religion
  •  Others

  10. Conducting a diversity audit
  11. Diversity training models

 Reference Materials
Lectures, guest speakers, in-class exercises and role-playing.
 


Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 02/23/2004


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