In this upper-division undergraduate course, students will be expected to understand, value and maximize human capital potential among stakeholders from a variety of cultures and races in order to be successful. Students will explore and reflect on their own beliefs and experiences while learning how to address individual-level and institutional racism in organizations. The ability to create and foster workplace environments that are inclusive, respectful and accepting of racial diversity is important for professional advancement and success in increasingly global environments.
- Assess one's own beliefs about race and racism.
- Increase understanding of culture, race, inclusiveness and diversity.
- Understand various characteristics and types of racism in workplaces and apply informed interventions
- Explain and analyze various collective and institutional responses and responsibilities to address racism in workplaces
- Contribute positive personal-level accountability and responses when addressing racism in organizations
- Explore and support cultural, social, economic and racially diverse viewpoints to achieve organizational and business success.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
- Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
- Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
- Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
- Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.