Metropolitan State University

HSCD 303 : Cultural Considerations for Alcohol and Drug Counseling

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is designed to help students understand the cultural dynamics of chemical dependency counseling for diverse groups. It explores the relationship between cultural identity and the knowledge, and skills for addressing counseling issues for each cultural group. It also provides students with information on the history, cultural uniqueness, and counseling issues for the following cultural groups: African-Americans, Latin Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, Gay Lesbian Bi-Sexual and Transgender, Woman and Feminism, and Men.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/05/2015 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed for applying chemical dependency counseling to diverse cultural groups as demonstrated by class assignments in assessing cultural group counseling needs.
  2. Develop an understanding of the interrelatedness of a person's culture and substance abuse as demonstrated by class discussions and writing assignments.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory unless approved beforehand by the instructor.