Graduate Catalog

COU 771 Diversity Foundations 2

Effective multicultural work requires practitioners to develop continuing awareness of self, increased knowledge and practical understanding of others' worldviews and consequent behaviors, and ever changing skills for engaging increasingly diverse clients, colleagues, agencies and systems. Successful completion of this course requires that the student have awareness, knowledge, and skills for understanding and addressing the impact of culture and power on organizations and systems. This class builds on the prerequisite course entitled Diversity Foundations 1 by addressing issues of inter-cultural relationships, and the interactions of culture and power structures, and the impact of culture on organizations and systems. In addition to readings and didactic teaching, course methodology incorporates experiential and simulation learning activities including, field trips, guest presentations, and use of media.




Prerequisites: Department of Counseling degree students and special graduate students with permission.