Course Descriptions

HS 251F* — Critical Approaches to Diversity

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit. May not be taken for credit by students who took HS 277f in prior years.

Diversity and multiculturalism are challenges to global human relationships whether in conflict management, peacebuilding, or humanitarian development. Imbedded in each of these concepts are numerous misconceptions around issues of ethnicity, race, culture, religion, class, gender, and oppression. Through a combined approach including lectures, readings, films and discussions, this course will uncover many of the popular misconceptions about these concepts and factors, will offer innovative and effective approaches to understand and address them, and will help students develop scenarios for a future of constructive coexistence which goes beyond the popular misconceptions. Usually offered every year.
Theodore Johnson