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Cultural Diversity In The United States

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This course is designed to educate students about issues of race, ethnicity, gender, disability and other diversity issues in the United States.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Diversity and Race

    • Identify significant historical legislation relating to racial and ethnic discrimination.
    • Describe persisting social inequities based on race.
    • Describe the historical experiences of various racial groups in the United States.

    Gender, Sexual Orientation, Aging, and Disability

    • Identify social and political issues relevant to women and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
    • Describe the historical and contemporary status of women in the United States.
    • Describe the historical and contemporary status of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
    • Identify legislative acts related to age discrimination and disability discrimination.

    Key Concepts of Diversity

    • Identify key terms and sociological concepts related to diversity.
    • Describe the effects of stereotyping.
    • Define diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
    • Compare stereotyping with prejudice.

    Advantages and Challenges

    • Describe ways to reduce prejudice.
    • Describe the advantages of a society made up of diverse people.
    • Explain the challenges of a society made up of diverse people.

    Identifying Discrimination in the United States

    • Identify the causes of discrimination.
    • Describe the experiences of various religious and ethnic groups throughout U.S. history.
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