SSWK235 Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK235 Multi-Cultural Issues in Counseling Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
1500 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Modular format
VI. Catalog Course Description
Issues of cultural diversity surround all individuals in modern society. This course will strive to enhance the multi-cultural sensitivity necessary for cultural competency in all counseling including addiction counseling. Both didactic and experiential methods will be included. The course will emphasize a positive focus on human diversity within the context of clients, professionals, and other key influences in our complex society.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To help learners develop a perspective on how the lives of persons/groups develop in the context of society.
    2. To help learners challenge the idea that diversity is important only at the level of culture.
    3. To help learners distinguish bias in assessment tools and counseling techniques.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Perspectives on Multi-cultural Counseling Barriers to Cross-Cultural Counseling Latin/Italian Counseling Perspectives Native American Indian Perspectives African American Perspectives Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Perspectives
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Journal articles, handouts, research materials in library
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Learners will attend lectures, participate in class discussions, and demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge through writing assignments.

Review/Approval Date - 7/00