2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

HSV 202 Human Diversity

This course is designed to expand knowledge, awareness, and skills that will enable the human service student to interact successfully and respectfully with people of different backgrounds, viewpoints, and values. Students will be exposed to the need for a culturally sensitive perspective to social service delivery and explore intervention differences based on culture, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. They will analyze perspectives on culture, race and ethnicity as they apply to a diverse group of clients in the United States. The course will focus on people from oppressed or disadvantaged minority groups and recognize the role and influence of the majority culture on these groups. Attention will be given to recognizing the strengths and vulnerabilities of people groups. This class is designed to challenge the human service student to identify personal beliefs and biases which would prove detrimental in their work with people from groups different than their own.
Prerequisites: HSV 101 HSV 200