ISS 2160 – Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Lee-Ann Laffey
Lee-Ann Laffey, Ph.D.
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About The Course

Cultural Diversity in the United States offers a platform for discussing the many kinds of diversity we encounter in the United States today. This course will attempt to dispel the notion of diversity as merely a synonym for racial or ethnic issues. Through the study of diversity consciousness and training we will attempt to better understand prejudices and discrimination in the United States. As we explore various types of diversity including racial, political, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic and any others that arise from our discussions, we will examine both the positive and negative experiences that have arisen from laws, actions, cultures, feelings, and protests in the United States.

Course Goals

    1. The first goal of this course is to dispel the myths you may have heard or experienced concerning the nature of diversity and to help you attain a working definition and understanding of what diversity means in the United States.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective