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DGS 152 - Critical Thinking for Equity

5 Credits
This class explores personal identities and how our collective memberships impact our daily lives. It uses a variety of sources such as literature, film, art and/or social media to critically examine the political, social, and historical meanings of our cultural identities.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Fall Online
Winter Online
Spring Online

Designed to Serve Students needing AA HUM distribution credit, Education students, students with an interest in social justice.
Active Date 2014-10-15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
* Discuss and analyze the impact and intersection of identities including race, class, gender, ability, language, sexual orientation and religion using personal stories and other sources (eg literature, film, art) * Discuss and analyze a diverse range of individual and collective actions for social change * Introduce multicultural theory as it applies to the concepts being discussed

Student Learning Outcomes
Articulate one's own cultural identities, beliefs, practices, and biases.

Describe current and historical impacts on one's own and other cultural groups.

Articulate an analysis of how power and privilege function on individual, cultural and institutional levels.

Critique culturally complex situations and engage in dialogue about power and privilege.

Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to different cultural values and expectations.

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