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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 3343 - Cultural Diversity

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of various intra-national cultural groups in our communities (e.g., Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, etc.). Such an understanding is critical to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for functioning successfully as leaders and advocates for children in public schools. Topics covered in this course include: (1) values and beliefs, (2) family structures and topics, (3) child rearing practices and expectations, (4) learning styles, (5) interpersonal strategies for participating in cross-racial/ cultural interactions, and (6) anti-bias techniques for classroom curriculum and teaching. Special attention is given to developing competencies needed to work effectively with parents and their children to maximize school success. Students may not receive credit for both SOC 3343 and EDU 3342. Prerequisite(s): SOC 2301 or SOC 2302.