Multicultural Psychology: Course Description

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Course Description

This course provides students with an in-depth focus on cultural factors and cross-cultural perspectives in the field of psychology. Students learn to identify and consider cultural variables in the application of psychological theories and practices. Multicultural issues and valued diversity are the main content focus throughout the course.


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Course Materials

Hall, G. C. N., & Barongan, C. (2010). Multicultural psychology (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Segall, M. H., Dasen, P. R., Berry, J. W., & Poortinga, Y. H. (1999). Human behavior in global perspective: An introduction to cross-cultural psychology (2nd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Multicultural Psychology: An Overview | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Examine the history and role of multicultural psychology in society. | | | | |Explain the significance of diversity and its implications for the workplace. | | | | |Assess multicultural competence. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1–5 in Multicultural Psychology. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Ongoing |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 | | |DQ #1 |Wednesday | | | |DQ #2 |Friday | | |Individual |Assess Guidelines #1 and #2, located in the following article located the Electronic...
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