This course is designed to educate students about issues of race, ethnicity, gender, disability and other diversity issues in the United States.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy, Tuition Refund Policy and all University Policies in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
- Describe aspects of cultural diversity.
- Define terms associated with the study of cultural diversity.
- Examine experiences with stereotyping.
Discrimination in the United States
- Examine discrimination, prejudice, and stereotypes.
- Describe causes of discrimination in the United States.
- Evaluate ethnic or religious diversity in America.
Diversity and Race
- Understand the historical experiences of various racial groups in the United States.
- Explain significant historical legislation relating to racial and ethnic discrimination.
- Describe persisting social inequities based on race and ethnicity.
Gender, Sexual Orientation, Aging, and Disability
- Describe the historical and contemporary status of women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
- Identify social and political issues relevant to women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States.
- Explain legislative acts related to age discrimination and disability discrimination.
Advantages and Challenges
- Explain the challenges of a society made up of diverse people.
- Describe the advantages of a society made up of diverse people.
- Describe ways to reduce prejudice.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.