Syllabus - GENERAL EDUCATION GOAL 5 Cultural Diversity Goal...

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GENERAL EDUCATION GOAL 5 Cultural Diversity Goal Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and social responsibility and explore the historical and contemporary sources of prejudice and discrimination, with primary emphasis on the United States. Objectives Explain the historical and contemporary sources of prejudice and discrimination in the United States. Identify the patterns of diversity and issues and problems that emerge in our pluralistic society. Critique one’s own ability to assess personal behaviors, beliefs and attitudes in the development of commitments to social responsibility in our changing society. Plan of Course in Curriculum Design The University Core Curriculum at Capital University seeks to create a broad context for learning, to enhance skills necessary for success, to further knowledge in order to create a thirst for more, to cause each person to assess value systems and ethical standards, and to develop a personal ethic and set of values. Purpose This course is designed to explore the heterogeneous nature of American society. It is intended to bring recognition and understanding of the complex stratification patterns in American history and culture. Within this framework, gender, racial and ethnic relations will be examined in both their historical and contemporary context. We will also explore the cultural heritage of various ethnic minorities as well as appraising their contributions to the development of American society. By studying the inner dynamic of gender, racial, and ethnic relations, with all the corresponding socioeconomic, psychological and political overtones, we will gain a better understanding of the structure and significance of such relationships. We can also hope to create a more harmonious and equitable society that is based on the recognition, respect and dignity due to all people. 1
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CAPITAL UNIVERSITY Syllabus – UC 200 Cultural Pluralism in American Society Spring 2010 Instructor Andrew Carlson, Ph.D. Office: Renner 338 Telephone: W: 236-6324. E-Mail: acarlson@capital.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4; Wednesdays, 3-4; and by appointment. Course Description (3 credits) Analyzes the history, patterns, contemporary social costs of, and moral questions posed by prejudice and discrimination in the United States against racial and ethnic minorities as well as women. Objectives 1. To increase our knowledge of: a. The multi-ethnic and multi-cultural patterns within the United States. b.
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