Diversity refers to multicultural differences within the United States, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and social class. Upon completing a course in this category, students should be able to do at least two of the following:
- Obtain knowledge of the history and culture of one or more of the aforesaid groups in the United States.
- Demonstrate an awareness of differences, inequities, and the contributions of diverse groups to US society.
- Explain the relationships among diversity, justice, and power.
- Describe the factors which contribute to intergroup cooperation and mutual understanding in pluralistic societies.
- Explain the processes or histories that create or fail to create just, productive, egalitarian and collaborative societies.
- Describe the processes by which difference (race, gender, religion, etc.) is constructed.