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EDUC513 - Critical Perspectives on Diversity and Culture

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC513 Course ID: 4169 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course, designed for educators, examines issues related to promoting equitable learning opportunities in the classroom, including effective approaches to encourage collaboration among colleagues, staff, parents, and students who are culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse. Interpersonal communication skills – to include speaking, listening, reading, and writing - and their effect on individuals, organizations, and communities will be discussed. Topics examined include ethnic, cultural, gender, class, religious, and linguistic diversity.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze varied cultural groups.
  2. Analyze school policy, curriculum, and practices that promote cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  3. Understand instructional strategies and materials that will improve achievement for students with diverse and special needs.
  4. Evaluate solutions to contemporary social problems found in schools.
  5. Analyze effective communication in various types of cross-cultural settings.
  6. Understand issues of racism, bias, and prejudice and their effects on the experiences of individuals and groups.
  7. Analyze strategies that encourage students to value their own heritage; value richness of cultural diversity and commonality; respect diverse cultural groups; and reduce stereotyping related to diversity factors.
  8. Evaluate learner-centered environments that use technology to meet the academic diverse needs of all students.
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.