EDUC638 Social & Cultural Diversity in Higher Education (3 semester hours)

This course examines the influence of cultural and ethnic differences in the administration of student affairs. Students explore a variety of topics including culture, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, education, values, and socioeconomic status. Students discuss how cultural variables affect student affairs advisement. Topics include theories, strategies for effective multicultural advisement, ethical delivery of services, and culturally responsive assessments. This course is designed to develop self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations.