PSYC205 The Psychology of Cultural Diversity
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
Course Number and TitlePSYC205 The Psychology of Cultural Diversity (Experimental)
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
PrerequisitesReading Placement Test score Level 3 or READ110 (C or better)
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to increase one's ability to relate to people whose backgrounds and experiences are different from his or her own by critically examining one�s own sense of self and others� identity, personal attitudes, values and norms.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Learning Goals
- Demonstrate critical thinking on issues of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
- Describe the impact of minority and majority status as it pertains to psychological, economic and social experience.
- Describe the etiology of racism, sexism, ethnocentrism and homophobia.
- Describe how culture and gender shape our reciprocal identities, perceptions, behaviors and/or interactions.
- Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
Students will be able to
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Definition and History of Multi-Cultural Psychology
- Multicultural Issues Involving Research and Testing
- Differences in Worldviews and Communication
- Sterotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
- Cultural Identity Development
- Culture, Mental Health, and Health Disparities in Minority Groups
- Building Multicultural Competence
Additional topics/chapters may be chosen according to the interests and specialization of the instructor.
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Each instructor will select one or more methods from a menu of options developed by area faculty. These methods may include:
- A defined set of objective-style questions that can be included in unit assessments and/or end of course assessments.
- Short answer essay questions.
- Written or oral assignments that address one or more course learning outcomes.
- Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students will use an acceptable textbook, library books and materials necessary for their study of cultural diversity.
Teaching Methods EmployedStudents will attend lectures, participate in class discussions and demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge through experiential learning activities, writing assignments, and presentations. Use of guest speakers and library research are at the individual instructor�s discretion.
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