Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Oct 22, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM 215 Diversity and Social Justice in America

5 credits
This course will engage students in an extended analysis of diversity and social justice in the United States with the aim of exploring current realities of race and social class and their relationship to power and privilege. Students will develop and strengthen awareness and understanding of how power, privilege, and inequity are reinforced and challenged at individual, institutional, and systemic levels.

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101  (pre or corequisite).

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define and apply key terms and concepts of diversity and social justice
  • Discuss and analyze how categories of difference are created, maintained, and experienced through power, privilege, and inequity
  • Communicate one’s own intersecting identities of difference and how they position oneself in relation to power, privilege, and inequity
  • Identify how power, privilege, and inequity are reinforced and challenged at individual, institutional, and systemic levels
  • Engage in intentional communication with awareness of intent and impact
  • Recognize stereotypes in self and others and their relationship to micro aggressions
  • Explain different types of knowledge and how knowledge construction maintains power, privilege, and inequity
  • Identify specific ways of becoming an ally in order to disrupt power, privilege, and inequity