Diversity Inclusion and Action   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

MAL 6007 - Diversity Inclusion and Action

This course will focus on issues of diversity, inclusion, and addressing biases and discrimination in the context of leadership as well as global citizen. Students will develop empathy as a key skill in identifying, defining, and addressing micro-aggressions, with experiential practice. They will discuss the changing nature of identity, and sharpen their receptors to appreciate the experience of others. Systems of oppression, the ineffectiveness of colorblindness as a solution, and the fallacy of reverse racism will be directly addressed. Through the experiential portion of this course, the relationship between power and conflict will considered. Students will receive feedback on their interventions and other actions to effectively address statements and actions of bias in culturally and contextually appropriate means. 2 credit(s)