EDUC6302 Cultural Diversity in Education and the Social Sciences

Course Description

This course provides candidates with the opportunity to develop cultural diversity competence in order to face challenges in education and the social sciences. Research and reflection are emphasized. 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: This course is primarily for graduate students in the field of education and the social sciences but may be taken by motivated graduate students in other programs. Admission to graduate study is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Through the course activities, readings, and experiences, students will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of cultural diversity relative to education and the social sciences.
  • Exhibit skills needed for cultural diversity competence at the personal and organizational level.
  • Investigate, analyze, and evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.
  • Reflect with others on critical issues in education through research teams and group activities.
  • Express ideas orally and in writing.
  • Analyze and synthesize research on issues of diversity, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate oral and written competence in cultural diversity: reflective, interactive, through online discussions.
  • Commit to the process of being and becoming a culturally competent professional.