2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

HUM 204 Cultural Diversity

This course is designed to expand knowledge, awareness, and skills that will enable the social work 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 particular strengths and vulnerabilities of populations viewed as minorities. This class is designed to challenge the social work student to identify personal beliefs and biases which would prove detrimental in their work with people from groups different than their own. (3 Credits)