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Contemporary Ethnic Diversity Issues


This course is designed to provide an examination of the meaning and significance of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity.  Students will study different cultural and ethnic groups and learn about issues involved in ethnicity and multiculturalism.  Students will be exposed to concepts such as: culture sociocultural theory, diversity consciousness, identity assimilation, pluralism, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, conflict and diversity skills.  Students will also be exposed to historical, political, economic, sociological and psychological components of multiculturalism.  This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement.

Class Hours: 
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 and ENC 0025 or ENC 0021 or ENC 0022 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.
Course Type: 
Interdisciplinary Social Science