http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_schaefer_raceethnic_10Course 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: The instructor's educational philosophy is interactive based on lectures, readings, dialogue, examinations, research and writings. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputations learning to encourage critical thinking, exploration of ideas, theories and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated acquisition of the following knowledge and skills:
- The student will demonstrate effective communication involving clarification of a social problem.
- The student will be able to recognize and articulate her/his own strengths and weaknesses in communication and sensitivity to human diversity issues.
- The student will be able to develop and lead exercises related to improving communication with sensitivity as a process in debate and written form.
- The student will be able to assess her/his own and others understanding of the impact of human diversity on lifestyle patterns.
- The student will have a keen self-awareness regarding the impact of class, race, gender, sexuality, and other differences in daily life.
- The student will have an understanding how issues of diversity affect the development, delivery, and evaluation of social services.
Course Assessment: Class presentation (participation in a debate of one of the current issues of the course. Written paper presenting both sides of the presented (debated) issue (5 pages, double spaced, #12 font). Written paper describing and analyzing an experience with an ethnic or religious group other than your own (5 pages, double spaced, #12 font), and completion of a comprehensive final examination comprise the end of course grade.
Grading: GRADING SCALE
Written Papers 100 pts (50 points each)
Presentation 100 pts
Final Exam 100 pts
Total 300 pts
270 - 300………A
240 – 269………B
210 – 239………C
180 – 209………D
179 & below…F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Materials must be submitted on time to receive full credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attendance is of utmost importance and all absences must be approved in advance except in extreme emergencies. Failure to attend more than two classes will result in an administrative withdrawal and the grade of F.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Session I:
Chapter 1. Understanding Race and Ethnicity.
Chapter 2. Prejudice.
Chapter 3. Discrimination.
Chapter 4. Immigration and the United States.
Chapter 5. Ethnicity and Religion.
Chapter 6. The Native Americans.
Chapter 14. Jewish Americans: Quest to Maintain Identity.
Chapter 7. The Making of African Americans in a White America.
Chapter 8. African Americans Today.
Session VII: Field Trip
Chapter 9. Hispanic Americans
Chapter 10. Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans.
Chapter 11. Muslim and Arab Americans: Diverse Minorities.
Chapter 15. Women: The Oppressed Majority.
Chapter 12. Asian Americans: Growth and Diversity.
Chapter 13. Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans.
Chapter 16. Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective.
Chapter 17. Overcoming Exclusion.
Session XIV: Debate
Session XV: Debate
Session XVI: Final
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park Univerity will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park University.
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 89Park University has determined that only two reasons for Excused Absences are Military/Job Duty (or) a Family Emergency. An instructor may excuse an absence for the aforementioned reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.
Each Unexcused Absence will result in the lowering of the offender's grade. A repeated unexcused absence will result in the student being administratively withdrawn by the university. A resulting grade of “F” will be given and reported to the appropriate tuition assistance agency.
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