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Goal 7. Human Diversity

Goal: To increase students' understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender, class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups in the United States. Students should be able to evaluate the United States' historical and contemporary responses to group differences.

LEP Objective: Examine patterns of racial and ethnic inequality in the United States; the heritage, culture, and contributions of racially subordinated groups; and how race and ethnic relations are embedded in the institutions that structure our lives. Students can meet this requirement through 1 approved course or experience.

Students will be able to:

  1. Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States, history and culture.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  3. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  4. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
  5. Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Consistent with LEP Student Learning Outcomes, students will also demonstrate their ability to:

  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of historical and current race relations in the United States.
  • Explain the concept of “race.”
  • Analyze current events and conditions at the local, statewide, and national levels using course theories and concepts.
  • Identify forms of institutional discrimination in areas such as education, media, housing, employment, economics, politics, and the legal system.
  • Describe the basic history of discrimination against and contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, Latinos, and recent immigrants of color.
  • Engage in dialog and self-reflection concerning racism, racial oppression, and white privilege.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 7: Human Diversity  (1 course)

CMTY 2225, Diversity in the American Experience (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

CPSY 384, Cultural Competence in Human Services (Diversity), 3 Cr.

CSD 1305, Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 2166, African American Literature (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 111, Race in America (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 201, Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 205, Introduction to Chicano/a Studies (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 210, Introduction to American Indian Studies (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 215, Introduction to Asian American Studies (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 220, Introduction to African American Studies (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 308, African American Cultural Expressions (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 310, American Indians in the Social Science Curriculum (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

ETHS 408, Major Works in African American Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 470, The Black Community (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

GWS 220, Race and Gender in the U.S. (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

HIST 1095, Race in America (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

HIST 1415, United States Since 1864 (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 3525, American Indian History (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 3585, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 420, Colonial North America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HURL 102, Human Relations and Race (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

JWST 180, Anti-Semitism in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

POL 310, U.S. Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

REL 180, Religion: Race and Racism (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 268, Race and Ethnicity (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.






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