DEIL 601: Foundations of Equity and Inclusion

3 credit hours

This course provides students with objective methods to address the challenges surrounding equity, inclusion, and cultural consciousness. Societal biases will be considered – including race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, and socioeconomic status – and how the exercise of these biases can reinforce discrimination and oppression. Students will also learn about the influence of dominant culture on marginalized people. Positive, equitable approaches will be developed through evidence-based understanding, founded upon clear research and demonstrable results rather than offhand claiming of an arbitrary target with little involvement of the target population.