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ETH 101 - Ethnic and Diversity Studies

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This introductory survey course embraces differences based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or physical or mental ability. Ethnic and Diversity studies is the study of the social, emotional, cultural, and historical forces that have shaped the development of America’s diverse ethnic and minority groups over the last 500 years. This course should result in an understanding of the factors that create the attitudes and behaviors in the various cultural and minority groups.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the particular histories of different cultural and minority groups in the United States.
  2. Compare theoretical lessons learned from studying these various groups.
  3. Articulate general principles that shape ethnic and minority relations both currently and historically.
  4. Explore how ethnic identity is constructed and reconstructed over time.
  5. Develop empathy and a sense of social responsibility.
  6. Demonstrate ability to analyze information with regard to a specific cultural or minority perspective.
Listed Topics
  1. Identifying the various ethnic and minority groups
  2. Histories and present day status of ethnic and minority groups
  3. Immigration and Migration
  4. The contributions of oral history
  5. Language and communication differences
  6. The influence of poverty and socioeconomic status
  7. Differences in family structure
  8. Religious and moral beliefs
  9. Age, gender, sexuality, physical or mental abilities
  10. Stereotyping and defining multicultural terms
Reference Materials
Lectures, student classroom presentations, videos, music, compact disks and guest lecturers.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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