Course Outline for EPI0030 - DIVERSITY CLASSROOM

Full Course Title: Diversity in the Classroom (IC)
Course Description:
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree and 2.5 GPA; This course provides the participant with an understanding of the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a diverse classroom. Topics include: social class, religions, language, gender differences, culture and ethnicity, physical differences, prejudice and multicultural teaching.
Credit Hours: 2.00 Clock Hours: 30.00 Lecture Hours: 30.00
Lab Hours: Clinical Hours:
Funding Category: Educational Prep Institute
General Education Status: No
Geordon Rule: No
Pre/Co-requisite:
Materials/equipment/Links required by student:
Course Effective Term: Fall 2016
Course Outline Creation Term: Fall 2007
Course Outline Revision Term: Spring 2009

Special Fees:

  • There are no Special Fees for this course.

Methods of Assessment:

  • Objective Tests
  • Projects
  • Group Participation
  • Other

Learning Outcomes

General Education Learning Outcomes:
Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
Humanities: Demonstrate an awareness of and an ability to effectively analyze creative works.
Mathematics: Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.
Natural Sciences: Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles or processes about the natural world.
Social Sciences: Understand and apply sociological, cultural, political, psychological, historical and economic principles to a global environment.
Institutional Learning Outcomes:
Critical Thinking: Engage in purposeful reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions based on ethical principles and reasoning.
Global Awarness: Exhibit a sense of social, cultural and global responsibility.
Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, organize and use information.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Define multicultural education.
  • Examine the effects of class structure, ethnicity, gender and age differences, religious beliefs, language, and nonverbal communication on education.
  • Describe how exceptionalities interact in and affect the classroom environment.
  • Identify prejudices and their implication in education.
  • Propose characteristics of an effective teacher in a diverse classroom environment.