Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Course: CPD160 Intro to Multiculturalism

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The Rio Salado Counseling Department is excited to announce a new course starting spring 2016! The new course is CPD160 Introduction to Multiculturalism.

The course is relevant as it focuses on the dramatic demographic shifts in America along with technological advances that have created a global society.

image of diverse people around a circle creating a hand wheel.

The course will harness students’ critical thinking skills as they examine the multiple cultures and subcultures in contemporary culture.

Activities will allow students to experience diverse cultural perspectives and use this widened cultural perspective to examine their own cultural diversity.

Finally, students will explore communication and problem-solving strategies that will support and encourage truly multicultural communities.

Students will need to have completed ENG101 or ENG107 prior to enrolling in CPD160 as the course includes a writing component in which students will need to demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively, as well as provide evidence to support conclusions, and analyze information.

If the contemporary nature of the class is not enough to get you interested, how about the fact that there is no textbook for the class?

All three public state universities will accept the class for elective transfer credit. At ASU, it meets the general education requirement for literacy and cultural inquiry (L) or cultural diversity (C) while at NAU it meets the cultural understanding (CU) requirement. As always, it is best to speak to an advisor about the various university requirements and how they fit into your long-term educational plan.

In addition to this new course, check out our other course offerings of CPD 102AB Career Exploration, CPD102AC Creative Job Hunting, CPD115 Creating College Success, and CPD150 Strategies for College Success.

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Amberly Lebeck-Brown with contributions from Dr. Jean Teaseon on behalf of Rio Salado’s Counseling Services-- helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.