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: The instructor concurs with Park University's acknowledgement of "lifelong learning" in the Mission Statement above and recognizes a diversity of students by age, race, relationship status, and career among other variables. A program of education toward a Bachelor's Degree must, in my view, address the need to communicate in writing and the necessity of multifaceted analyses of situations. In many cases, students with experience in the workplace and in relationships as someone's spouse or significant other and as a parent, will be able to apply their personal experiences to theoretical bases addressed in class and class readings. Students' questions are welcome when presented with proper etiquette and at times planned classroom activities may take abrupt detours at the direction of the instructor and concurrance of the students. However, emphasis as always will be placed on students needing to read and write at an appropriate level. In addition to the textbook, the instructor will make available to students several supplementary readings, articles, and study guides. Class projects will address workplace issues and aspects of how the course material may be applied in the working environment.
Learning Outcomes:The student will: 1. The student will be able to demonstrate effective communication involving discussion of social problems. 2. The student will demonstrate a self-awareness of his or her own strengths and weaknesses in communication and sensitivity to human diversity issues. 3. The student will be able to assess his or her own understanding of the impact of human diversity. 4. The student will gain cognizance of the impact of diversity on our institutions and services.
Grading: Student Project, Issue Paper, Midterm Exam, and Final Exam grades will all be counted twice and pop quizzes, if any, and class participation grade will be counted once and averaged to determine final grade for course.
Grading Scale: 90-100+.........A 80-89...........B 70-79...........C 60-69...........D 59 and under....F
Late: Materials must be submitted on time to receive full credit. Course Assessment: Midterm Examination, Final Examination, Course Project, and Issue Paper (each counted twice), class participation and pop quizzes (if any) (each counted once), added together and averaged comprise the end of course grade.
Conduct: Attendence is of utmost importance and all absences must be apporved in advance except in extreme emergencies. Failure to attend more than two classes will result in administrative withdrawal and the grade of F.
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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