The United States is a nation rich in cultural diversity, experiencing variations in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, socioeconomic class, religion and more. For this diverse nation, and for the children of this diverse nation to prosper, it is imperative that individuals recognize and understand the nature of this diversity, and how perceived differences may affect social behavior and interpersonal relationships. Students consider information, issues, theories and beliefs essential to understanding and relating to individuals in diverse cultures. Emphasizes the role of the school as a socializing agent and the responsibility of professionals who are influential in the lives of children to effect social adaptation and change. Not open to students who have earned credit for IS 4360. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies, and Elementary Education majors only or Afterschool Professional certificate students. (DICO)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.