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Human Diversity

Course Details

Course Number
COUN 2143
Section Number
COUN 2143
Semester
Fall 2017
Classroom Number
Online
Professor
SuHua Huang (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

 

Core Content

1. Explain concepts such as diversity, stereotype, lifestyles, class, racism, sexism, sensitivity, tolerance, etc.

2.  Critically examine minority group contributions to American society.

3.  Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural experience of ethnic/diverse groups other than his/her own

4.  Understand what is involved in developing wholesome self-identities

5.   Evidence awareness and justification of the need and value of multiculturalism

6.   Distinguish similarities and differences among majority and minority cultures

7.    Recognize communication patterns in self and others that enhances or inhibits the communication process

8.     Synthesize the communication patterns of diverse populations and how they relate to interpersonal relations

9.     Summarize scholarly resources related to diversity

Course Expectations

 

Core Skills:

 

 

 

  1. To learn to respond appropriately to diverse needs

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.              To learn to apply concern for diversity in professional and social environments

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.                To communicate and work effectively with diverse groups  

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.              To develop a vision of society that promotes the success of all members, based on relevant knowledge and theories

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning, debate

   To demonstrate the ability to combine impartiality, sensitivity to diversity, and ethical consideration in interactions with others 

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.               To develop multicultural awareness, gender sensitivity, and ethnic appreciation in the community 

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.                To develop responsiveness to diverse sociological, linguistic, cultural, and other factors

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning

  1.                To serve as an advocate

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential   learning, debate

  1.                    To demonstrate the ability to analyze the complex causes of poverty and other disadvantages and their effects

Learning Activities: class discussion, lecture, guided reading, guest speakers, case study, peer practice, experiential learning, debate

 

 

Grading Standards

 

 

Grading Categories & Scale

 

Cultural Autobiography          20%                                                         Final Grade Percentage Possibilities

Argument Analysis                 20%                                                                         100-90% = A

Field Notes                              20%                                                                         89-80% = B

Synthesis Paper                       20%                                                                         79-70% = C

Dispositions                            20%

 

 

 

Submission Format Policy

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Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance Policy

 

Absence Policy – This course requires us to interact, to grow together. For this reason, there are running deadlines, for both content and field components, identified on the syllabus.  We will not be doing modules at your own pace in this course; we will investigate course content modules together on a weekly basis.  In accordance with the WCOE absence policy (candidates will receive a grade of F on the third absence), the third missed weekly project development deadline will result in an F in the course).

 

Other Policies

 

Class Policies

 

Inappropriate behavior in the classroom shall result, minimally, in a request to leave class and a Professional Fitness Form will be filed for review with the college. If the instructor must file a Fitness Alert Form for any reason, including failure to demonstrate appropriate teaching dispositions, the student may receive an instructor drop with an "F" for the course.

 

If, for ANY reason, you are asked to leave your field experience, you will be dropped from the course in accordance with the Instructor Drop policy (see below) of the academic catalog. This is your warning as required by the policy.

 

 

Academic Honesty

 

MSU students demand of themselves the highest level of academic honesty as delineated in their honor creed. Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student’s own work, except in the case of assigned group work. Additionally, academic honesty involves the proper citation of other authors’ works.

 

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

SH Online Syllabus Fall 2017-20170922-132925.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.