At the completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. To identify basic concepts or terms such as acculturation, ethnic-class, economic exploitation,
2. Identify current biases in standardized test uses, teaching strategies, and employment and
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of minority group contributions to American society.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural experience (life style, customs, institutions,and barriers)
of at least three ethnic groups other than his/her own.
5. Evidence awareness of national studies relative to ethnic achievement, abilities, and grouping
in public schools.
6. Identify current biases and deficiencies in curriculum, learning materials, and teaching strategies
7. Demonstrate awareness of strategies for parental involvement.
8. Understand what is involved in developing wholesome self-identities.
9. Evidence awareness of different child rearing practices among ethnic groups.
10. Evidence awareness of the need and value of multicultural and bilingual education and significant
professional reports and practices.
11. Explain the concept of access as it relates to ethnic groups benefiting from the various social
institutions (schools, government, business, etc.)
12. Recognize similarities and differences among majority and minority cultures.
13. To develop skills in communicating interpersonally on cognitive and feeling levels.
14. To recognize communication patterns in self and others that enhance or inhibit the communication process.
15. To understand the communication patterns of diverse populations and how their verbal and non-verbal behaviors can be interpreted in the context of counseling.
All assignments must be either emailed or mailed to the Professor unless otherwise specified. As you select your assignments, think about the population that you will serve in the present or future. These assignments are to help you with your present or future "customers". So if someone comes to you for help, you will have some resources(for example an article or website) to help them.
Examples of assignments can be found at the example section of this course.
1. Each student will read a culturally diverse book or 3 articles dealing with culturally diverse issues
from recent periodicals. Upon completion of the above assignment each student will submit a
3-page book report or 3 narratives for the 3 articles. This assignment will enable the student to gain an understanding of the various opinions in literature. The will be required to complete the following:
1. Select 3 articles and write an one-page narrative (300 words min.) on each article. Each narrative will answer the book review questions listed at the bottom of this page.
2. Review a book and include the following:
(a). What is the book about?
(b). How does the book relate to the course topic?
(c). How can you use this book in your life?
All assignments must have an one and half inch margin and 12 fonts. The articles must be periodicals not from a newspaper. And only two articles may be from the Internet. The book must not be a textbook. Copies of the articles must be attached to the narrative.
2. Each student will develop a webliography on a culturally diverse in which you need to become aware. Five sites will be required. The student will provide the Dr. Kitchen with the URL for each site and a paragraph for each site stating what the site was about.
3. Each student will interview a culturally diverse person and write a 3 page minimum narrative of the interview. During the interview please ask the person at least five questions that will assist you in becoming more "aware" about this person’s culture. The narrative will be the typed responses to your questions.
4. Each student will keep a journal for this class. In this journal you will write your thoughts and feelings following each designated class discussion.
5. Each student will view a culturally diverse film for example: Higher Learning or I am Sam plus one other film on a specific culturally diverse issue that you need to explore. For example: If you select Blacks, Asians, Gays for the other assignments then choose poverty, elderly, Hispanics, and Native Americans for this assignment Many times films imitate life. With that in mind, the following assignment will give the student an opportunity to explore human relation's scenarios that are depicted in films. Each student will view a film that speaks to a human relations issue or issues for example: In the film, Disclosure, sexual harassment issues, were depicted in this film. The above student will answer the following questions:
1.What is the overview of the film?
2.What are the human relations issues presented in this film?
3.What human relations discussions would you use to facilitate “awareness” with these issues and why?
4.What did you learn from this film that will help you in your future career?
This assignment will be 3 typed double spaced pages, using 12 font, and a 1 1/2 inch margin.
6. Chapter Assignments - class discussions (see each chapter assignment for chapter discussion topic).
7. Each student will write and analyze a case study that speaks to a cultural issue about which you need to be more aware about. You will "solve" the case study as if you were the person in "control of the situation". The following are the instructions for this assignment. Each student will write a scenario that speaks to their area of interest and solve the scenario based on their review of the literature. You need to solve the scenario based on your present position or your future position. In other words you need to present as a counselor, administrator, teacher, human resource specialist, or "other".
In your discussion/solution you need to include your goals, rationale (justification), and summary/conclusion.
Each student will turn in a three-page paper with a cover page format,
12-font type, and 1 1/2 in margin as their final product.
Note: Each assignment may be a different culture so that at the end of this semester, you will be
more "aware" in at least 7 different cultures. The cultures to be addressed in this assignment
are the following: Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, (European American if you are
not European American) Elderly, Gender, Individuals with Disabilities and Poverty, to name just a few.
YOUR FINAL GRADE FOR THESE 8 ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE BASED ON THE QUALITY AND
QUANTITY OF YOUR WORK.
All assignments are due by June 23, 2011. All assignments must be submitted for grading.
Grading For Projects
A = 90
B = 80
C = 70
D = 60
All written assignments will be graded for quantity and quality. The quantity will be stated in the course syllabus. The quality will be judged by grammar, spelling, and clerical errors. The following will be the grading scale:
A = 0 errors
B = 1-4
C = 5-8
D = 9-12
F = over 12
If your assignment is late a letter grade will be subtracted from your assignment final grade.