May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

HONS-250 Social Diversity & Civic Engagement

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Note: This course is reserved for Honors students and by permission of Honors Coordinator. Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 . Optional Co-requisite: HONS-251 .
A growing expectation for todays college graduate is the ability to work effectively in a diverse environment. This course focuses on human relations skill (e.g. valuing diversity) essential for collaborating with others in socially diverse teams groups and communities. Students will also explore how various dimensions of diversity can bring about personal and social barriers (e.g. biases sterotypes) that influence the quality of human relationships. Students will apply their academic learning by completing 45 hours of community service.

Course Outcomes
1. Apply human relations principles toward effective relationships within socially diverse groups and communities 2. Apply conceptual frameworks of social justice toward contemporary issues with an emphasis on age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation and ability status 3. Examine the power dynamics of prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination upon members of non-dominant social groups in the United States 4. Understand how individual privilege, worldview, and social identities can effect interactions and relationships within cross-cultural contexts 5. Prepare for service learning experiences through diversity awareness, site education and review of relevant social issues 6. Practice human relations principles and skills (e.g. problem solving, ethical decision making) and document civic engagement activities in the community 7. Critically reflect upon, identify and articulate connections between academic learning and community service learning