Students in this course identify characteristics of various ethnic and social groups which relate to learning, working, and living in our pluralistic society. Focus is on social factors such as discrimination, diversity, equity, racism, sexism, and ethnic and socioeconomic pluralism and their influence on American schools and classrooms. Students develop strategies for assisting people living and learning jointly in our pluralistic society. Learning activities include guest speakers, field trips to area events and places and reflections based on texts and individual experiences as well as service-learning opportunities.
Course is for education majors only.