Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

SWK2003 Cultural and Human Diversity [3].

An examination of the differences and similarities in the experiences, needs and beliefs of people distinguished by race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental ability, age or national origin. Content promotes understanding, affirmation, engagement and respect for people from diverse backgrounds and emphasizes the interlocking and complex nature of culture and personal identity. Special emphasis is given to understanding the dynamics and consequences of social and economic injustice, oppression and discrimination experienced by minority groups in the United States.

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