This course examines the impact of cultural diversity on the helping relationship, encourages the acknowledgement of biases and beliefs about diversity, and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate an appreciation of the contributions of diverse populations. Special attention is given to diverse populations including the poor, the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled, the elderly, and persons with HIV/AIDS.
Student Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:
- Identify and acknowledge biases and beliefs about diversity.
- Understand the impact of cultural diversity on the helping relationship.
- Practice with respect, knowledge, and skills related to clients' age, class, color, culture, disability, economic status, ethnicity, family structure, gender, life style orientation, marital status, national origin, race, and religion.
- Recognize contributions from a diverse population, interacting as individuals or groups, to guide evolving organizational and societal systems.