This course focuses on the issues, challenges, and opportunities presented by U.S. population diversity. Workplace issues related to employee diversity in terms of gender, race or ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and cultural background are emphasized.
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
Understanding Workplace Perspectives of Diversity
- Recognize the dimensions of diversity.
- Differentiate the concept of inclusion from the concept of diversity.
- Describe diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Prejudice, Stereotypes, Discrimination, and Privilege
- Explain how the concept of culture is used to construct group identity.
- Analyze the social concept of race.
- Describe how behavioral and thinking patterns apply to diversity issues.
Immigration, Assimilation, Pluralism, and Multiculturalism
- Describe U.S. immigration policies within an historical framework.
- Summarize the benefits and consequences of immigrant labor for the U.S economy.
- Analyze strategies for inclusion in the workplace.
Legal Framework of Diversity
- Outline the U.S. legal framework related to diversity in the workplace.
- Explain ethics and legal communication and marketing.
- Analyze management strategies to ensure compliance in the multicultural workplace.
The Global Comparative Perspective on Diversity
- Manage organizational change and diversity.
- Analyze leadership, resource groups and social responsibility.
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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.