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CPSY 384. Cultural Competence in Human Services (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3
Department: Counseling & Community Psychology
Description: (Same as CEEP) The nature, extent, and causes of individual and group differences; the methodological problems of measuring human differences.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.
Additional Information: Online Course. Go to www.stcloudstate.edu/continuingstudies.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the conceptual framework for the study of inter-group relations (culture, individual and institutions) used to examine human differences.
2. Conduct social psychological levels of analysis relative to issues in the lives of individuals.
3. Differentiate between first and second order change and organize second order change interventions.
4. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
5. Discuss how individual attitudes and interpersonal relations affect human interactions.
6. Utilize communication and conflict resolution skills as it relates to discussing sensitive topics.
7. Participate in-group discussions by listening, speaking and responding to the discussion content and participating in classroom learning activities.
8. "Define key terms and answer the question, ""why do we need to understand diversity?"", based on research data and contextual consideration of the issues."
9. Describe the cultural/historical foundations of oppression in the United States.
10. Critically examine current social issues and their impact on inter-group relations.






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