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Winter 2013
ETH 125 Cultural Diversity
Yvette A. Hyater-Adams, Faculty

Cultural Diversity Syllabus
College of Humanities
ETH/125 Version 8
Cultural Diversity
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Course Description
This course is designed to educate students about issues of race, ethnicity, and gender in the United States by presenting historical and modern perspectives on diversity.
Policies
Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:



University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials

Schaefer, R. T. (2012). Racial and ethnic groups (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. All electronic materials are available on the student website and/or in the Course Materials Forum in your classroom. Contact instructor if you cannot locate materials. Message from Yvette A. Hyater-Adams, Faculty

Welcome to my class! I’m looking forward to working with you over the next 9 weeks. I’m placing a short checklist of classroom norms that you’ll hear me talk about throughout our time together. Following these norms will support you in getting the best experience and grade possible in this class. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks and all the very best!

Read the Week’s Overview every week. Some students skip this thinking that’s it’s all generic and end up missing important directions for their work.
Meet all minimum word counts! Not meeting the word count for assignments usually means that you are not providing enough content to receive credit. If you respond to assignments and miss the word count (even by one word, sorry hate to be petty, but I expect you not be counting to the word!) this will result in losing 50% of the points. Then additional mark downs will occur for other errors. So please--make sure you meet the minimum word counts...it’s OK to go over--not OK to go under. Post a note in your individual forum for personal questions or issues. Only post questions pertaining to the week’s assignment in the Main Forum. If you prefer to post them in your individual forum, this is OK too. No personal information in the Main Forum.

Be honest and respectful of each other in the classroom discussion (will say more on this under the Week’s overview).
Cite all of your sources. Wikipedia is NOT a legitimate source because anyone can add to Wikipedia’s content. Use sources from the UOP libary, government websites, research databases, books, or legitimate newspapers (not your friend’s blog, etc.)

There are videos and supplemental readings during each week to enhance your experience. At times, we will discuss a video a part of the class discussion. If I post a discussion thread READ AND REPLY, you must do so in order to receive credit toward participation.

The final project’s instructions are correct in this SYLLABUS and in the Main Forum. They are different on the student website. You will be assessed based on what is in this syllabus and in the Main Forum.

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Winter 2013
ETH 125 Cultural Diversity
Yvette A. Hyater-Adams, Faculty

Week
Week One: Key Concepts of Diversity
Details
Objectives

Due

All Days

Reading

Supplemental Reading this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

Tutorial
The Melting Pot
Theory
Participation

Supplemental Material: Review the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: The Melting-Pot Theory.

Discussion
Questions
Assignment #1
Poem or Story

Respond to weekly discussion questions....
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