Define diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
Identify key terms and sociological concepts related to diversity.
Describe the function and purpose of labeling groups of people.
Recognizing Stereotypes and Prejudice
Identify various stereotypes of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.
Describe the effects of stereotyping.
Compare stereotyping with prejudice.
Identifying Discrimination in the United States
Describe your perspective regarding your personal racial, ethnic, cultural, or social background.
Identify the causes of discrimination.
Describe discrimination from both a personal and historic view.
Describe the experiences of various religious and ethnic groups throughout U.S. history.
Evaluate the role religion plays in U.S. culture.
Identify sources of prejudice and discrimination toward religious and ethnic groups.
Diversity and Race, Part I: Historical
Describe the political, social, and cultural issues and concerns involving race throughout U.S. history.
Describe the historical experiences of various racial groups in the United States.
Identify significant historical legislation relating to racial and ethnic discrimination.
Diversity and Race, Part II: Social
Describe the interactions between racial groups in contemporary America.
Identify contemporary causes of racial prejudice and discrimination.
Describe persisting social inequities based on race.
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Describe the historical and contemporary status of women in the United States.
Identify various concepts and constructions of both masculinity and femininity.
Describe the historical and contemporary status of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
Identify social and political issues relevant to women and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
Age and Disability
Describe the status of people with disabilities in U.S. society, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Identify legislative acts related to age discrimination and disability discrimination.
Describe the issues faced by the aging population in the United States.
Advantages and Challenges
Explain the challenges of a society made up of diverse people.
Describe the advantages of a society made up of diverse people.
Describe ways to reduce prejudice.
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