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Fall 2013 LC Descriptions



LC12 - IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTLearning Community #12:
IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT (click here for more details)

ETHN 115. Biracial and Multiracial Identity in the US. Examination of biracial/multiracial populations, their social histories, social experiences and social identities within various sociological and social psychological theoretical frameworks. An exploration of the relationship biracial/multiracial groups have had, and continue to have, with the larger white majority and monoracially identified minorities. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

HRS 161. Multicultural America. Topically structured, interdisciplinary introduction to the cultural experiences of historically under-represented groups. Historical and contemporary events, as well as values and beliefs in American culture, are examined through various artistic expressions, such as music, painting and literature. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0



LC13 - AN EXPLORATION OF MULTICULTURAL GROUPS & DIVERSITYLearning Community #13:
AN EXPLORATION OF MULTICULTURAL GROUPS & DIVERSITY (click here for more details)

ANTH 101. Cultural Diversity. Focuses on the phenomena of cultural and ethnic variation in complex societies; the nature of diversity; the nature of cultural conflicts; and how cultural differences are managed in other complex societies. The case study approach of anthropology is used to develop constructive perspectives on cultural diversity in the U.S. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

PSYC 135. Psychology of Multicultural Groups. Examines the role of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and social class in human development and behavior within diverse cultural groups. Presents sociocultural and ecological perspectives on human development, i.e., that individuals must be understood in the context of his or her culturally patterned social relations, practices, institutions, and ideas. Explores psychological issues that pertain to the major ethnic minority groups in the U.S. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0




LC14 - MOVEMENTS: THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURELearning Community #14:
MOVEMENTS: THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF POPULAR CULTURE (click here for more details)

ETHN 140. Native American Experience. Advanced course in American Indian history, political and social relations, with emphasis upon current movements and problems of Native American life. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

SOC 135. Sociology of Popular Culture. Analyzes social processes that produce popular culture by contrasting interrelationships between institutional power structures and collective behavior. Examines theories of popular culture, mass movements, and individualism; social change, cultural hegemony, sub-cultures, and organizational studies. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0




LC15 - CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL,AND GENDER DIVERSITYLearning Community #15:
CULTURAL, SPIRITUAL, AND GENDER DIVERSITY (click here for more details)

WOMS 145. Feminism and the Spirit. Provides a critique of traditional patriarchal religions and traces women's participation in the evolution of the human spirit. Consideration is given to the history of Goddess religion and its resurgence in the contemporary world; sexism in institutionalized religions and the current advances women are making in the churches; and dimensions of woman spirit incorporated in today's feminist art and literature. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0

ETHN 130. Chicano/Mexican-American Experience. Transmits knowledge and understanding of how racism confronts and divides American society. Attention will be given to the effects of racism on the experiences of Chicanos/Mexican Americans in American society. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0