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MCS2230 – Multicultural America pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 7. This course provides an introduction to multicultural perspectives on American education. Given that the United States is becoming more culturally diverse and operates within an increasingly globalized world, citizens need to be equipped to understand the diverse cultures with which they work and interact. This course exposes students to the experiences and challenges of African Americans, American Indians, Chicano/Latinos and Asian Americans in the U.S. educational system from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Understand the changing meanings of group identities in the United States.
  2. Articulate the cultural elements, systems and traditions of group identities that influence school communities.
  3. Demonstrate multicultural, gender-fair, and disability sensitive values.
  4. Recognize individual strengths and challenges in diverse multicultural situations.
  5. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary for adapting to cultures other than one's own.
  6. Analyze experiences and challenges of African Americans, American Indians, Latinos and Asian Americans from the historical perspective.
  7. Analyze experiences and challenges of African Americans, American Indians, Latinos and Asian Americans from the contemporary perspective.
  8. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the individual in a global community and in school communities.
  9. Demonstrate professionalism, ethical behavior, and leadership.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (7) Human Diversity

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