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Course Description: An examination of the patterns and causes of prejudice and discrimination. Surveys the history and current status of groups in American society which have been subjected to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex or religion. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: This class will be very interactive. I feel strongly that students should be an active part of the classroom. There will be some sensitive materials discussed. It is my hope that all students will be respectful of each other's points of view.
Learning Outcomes:After completing this course, students should be able to:
· A. Demonstrate awareness of and critique cross cultural variations and diversity in American society.
· B. Demonstrate improved ability to express ideas in both oral and written work.
· C. Demonstrate an improved ability to debate and discuss controversial topics.
· D. Analyze and articulate the impact and effect of minority groups on the social and political structures of American society.
· E. Critically analyze and define specific ideologies and terminologies used in the discussion of minority group relations.
· F. Assess his/her own and others understanding of the impact of human diversity on lifestyle patterns
Course Assessment: Quizzes 100 points
Total Points Possible
Grading: A = 90% and above B = 80% - 89.99% C = 70% - 79.99% D = 60% - 69.99% F = Below 70%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any material submitted late will automatically receive a 15-point per day penalty until the instructor receives the material, unless the student makes prior arrangements with the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to waive the penalty if it is determined by the instructor that there were extenuating circumstances surrounding the tardiness of the material.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Students are required to read all assigned material (text, handouts, etc.,) to watch all outside viewing assignments, listen to all outside audio assignments, and be prepared to discuss the material in class. Students will also have to successfully pass all exams and complete all projects on time, to include an end of term presentation (topic to be discussed in class). Attendance and participation are required for successful completion of this course.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89Students who are absent, regardless of reason, will not be able to "make up" points lost due to lack of participation and attendance.
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