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HSV 185 - Discrimination and Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course will address theoretical and historical perspectives on racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination; applications to social work, culturally competent practice, change strategies, and intercultural communication strategies. Students will explore and process their own personal prejudices and biases in class. Students will learn skills to increase cultural competency and work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate awareness of individual cultural experiences and cultural heritage
    1. Describe personal culture
    2. Share family cultural stories, legends and tales
    3. Explore personal environment, family dynamics, and values
    4. Understand the personal lens through which we view the world
    5. Explain unconscious ethnocentrism
  2. Demonstrate awareness of overt and covert racism
    1. Give examples of overt racism
    2. Give examples of covert racism
    3. Identify overt and covert racism in the media
  3. Analyze stereotypes, assumptions, and labels present today
    1. Challenge personal assumptions, stereotypes or biases
    2. Give examples of stereotypes, assumptions, and labels regarding the following areas; race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, age, ability and culture
    3. Explain how stereotypes, assumptions, and labels can affect people
    4. Identify areas in people?s lives that influence assumptions or biases
    5. Give examples of ways to overcome personal biases in order to work effectively with diverse populations
  4. Critically examine majority group domination of minority groups
    1. Explain “white privilege”.
    2. Describe difference in power based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, etc
    3. Give examples of unequal systems in America today
    4. Participate in sensitivity activity
  5. Develop culturally-sensitive practice skills
    1. Identify questions to ask client in order to gather important cultural information
    2. Demonstrate how to properly work with interpreters
    3. Perform assessments that ask culturally-sensitive questions
    4. Develop a case plan that addresses cultural needs of client
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of intercultural counseling/communication
    1. Read about counseling techniques for various populations of people
    2. Present information regarding a specific population
    3. Describe how to effectively work with individuals and their families who are culturally different from themselves
    4. Role-play situations in which intercultural communication techniques are displayed



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