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10/14/2019 8:19:19 AMCOUN 74 Course Outline as of Summer 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 74Title:  IDENTITY & DIVERSITY  
Full Title:  Identity and Cultural Diversity
Last Reviewed:5/13/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  GUID 74

Catalog Description:
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A comparative and historical analysis of society and individual behavior from a multicultural perspective. An examination of American ethnic/cultural groups (African, Asian, European, Latino and Native Americans) and experiences that influence behavior.  The relationship between personality development and culture, barriers to cross cultural interaction, and communication styles will also be explored.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A comparative and historical analysis of society and individual behavior from a multicultural perspective. An examination of American ethnic/cultural groups (African, Asian, European, Latino and Native Americans) and experiences that influence behavior.  The relationship between personality development and culture, barriers to cross cultural interaction, and communication styles will also be explored.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1995
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1997Fall 2010
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1995Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Recognize and articulate the social, political, economic, and cultural context that
    characterize individuals and groups.
2.  Recognize and analyze individual self-awareness of identity and diversity within
    a socio-cultural context.
3.  Describe counseling strategies related to the individual characteristics of a client,
     including but not limited to: disability, gender, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity,
     age and health status.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and analyze concepts of identity including personality as well as factors that
    influence personal choice.
2. Define and discuss the basic components of culture including: values, attitudes,
     beliefs and socialization.
3. Analyze the biological aspects of cultural difference.
4. Define cultural groups (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.)
5. Discuss concepts and theories regarding prejudice including: bias, stereotypes,
     ethnocentrism and racism.
6. Research, compare and contrast ethnic/cultural groups within the United States
     including but not limited to: African, Asian, European, Latino and Native American.
7. Identify and analyze cultural value systems contributing to prejudice and
     cross-cultural barriers.
8. Identify and analyze terms, concepts and theories related to verbal, non-verbal and
    inter-cultural communication.
9. Compare methods and approaches to effective cross-cultural interaction and personal change.
10. Discuss counseling strategies pertaining to different cultural groups.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
   A. Vocabulary and terms related to identity, culture, prejudice, communication and
         cross-cultural interaction
   B. Imperatives for intercultural competence
II. Personality and Culture
   A. Dimensions of identity and personality
   B. DIE (Description, Interpretation and Evaluation)
   C. Components of culture, assimilation and acculturation
   D. Biological factors influencing cultural difference (physical attractiveness, body image, sex
         role typology)
   E. American culture and values, individuality and conformity
   F. American ethnic cultures:  African, Asian, European, Latino and Native American
   G. Historical analysis of American and ethnic cultures
III. Cross-cultural Interactions
   A. Introduction to concepts of ethnocentrism, prejudice and racism
   B. White and male privilege in American society
   C. The perspective of culture-specific groups (ethnic, gender, sexual
          orientation, physical ability, etc.)
   D. Recognizing and identifying prejudices
IV. Cross-cultural Competencies
   A. Theories, concepts and cross cultural counseling strategies.
   B.  Negative consequences of stereotypes and differential status
   C.  Barriers to effective intercultural interaction
   D.  Effective methodologies for intercultural interaction

Assignments:
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1. Three to five reaction papers of 1-2 pages each on: cultural identity, values, cultural
    observations, comparing/contrasting culture groups, prejudice and communication styles.
2. A five page minimum research paper on a culture-specific group.
3. Mid-term and final essay examinations.
4. At the discretion of the instructor, oral presentation and/or group projects may be assigned.
5. Reading related material, 30-40 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Reaction papers, Research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Multiple choice, true/false, essay exams, fill-in, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Oral presentations and/or group project; class participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Racial and Ethnic Groups, Schaefer, Richard; Prentice Hall, 2008
Diversity in Counseling; Brammer, Robert; Thomson/ Brooks Cole; 2006
The  Convergence of Race Ethnicity and Gender; Robinson, Tracy; Pearson-Prentice Hall, 4th ed. 2012
Race, Class and Gender; Andersen, Margaret, Collins, Patricia; Thomson/Wadsworth 6th ed. 2007
Practicing Multi-culturalism; Smith, Timothy; Pearson 2004

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