Course Catalog


Diversity and Cultural Competence

This course provides an understanding of how a society over time constructs, perceives and ranks diverse groups-generating different social identities and inequalities between them. It explores how in different domains- race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, and ability/disability - hierarchies prevail in which a dominant sub-set (i.e. Caucasians, men, upper class, heterosexual, etc.) are established as normative and worthy of significant power and privileges. The course examines the forces that influence cultural, social and political institutions so that they sustain and legitimate prevailing social hierarchies and inequalities. Those who are marginalized and stigmatized are not only victims of the dominant groups; they are also agents of change. Accordingly, the course will explo

Offered in:

2017 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 2791 |
Session: Regular
Class Dates: |
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 0
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
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Course Attributes: Diversity Area: United States