Diversity in the Curriculum
Dedicated Diversity Course "Exploring Diversity"
In addition to learning about diversity as part of a class, students or employees may take classes that specifically cover diversity. The Exploring Diversity course is found in the Social Science Interdisciplinary (SSI) area, Interdisciplinary Humanities (IHU) or in Education (EDU).
Outcomes and objectives for specific classes:
After completing these courses students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how variables of diversity affect social institutions and policies for our expectations of and interactions with others. See course descriptions for more information or search for available classes.
Courses with a Diversity Component
Students earning an associate's degree at Delta College today will have taken at least one or two courses in which diversity is actively taught and assessed in some fashion.
Diversity in General Education
On average, about one-third of courses applied to associate's degrees at Delta have students learning about diversity in some way, with the following General Education Diversity Outcome Statement:
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how variables of diversity affect social institutions and policies or our expectations of and interactions with others.
Every course that comes through our curriculum process includes a General Education Audit form where faculty designate whether a general education outcome is practiced or demonstrated.
General Education diversity outcomes are two-tiered:
- The first outcome ensures that students will understand differences among individuals and groups. This outcome is applicable to any course that is designed to inform students about diversity.
- The second outcome ensures that students will understand how differences among individuals and groups affect their lives at a personal level, an interpersonal level, a societal level, and a global level. This outcome is applicable to any course that is designed to engage students in exploring how diversity impacts them as individuals within the social world.
Examples of classroom specific activities related to diversity include:
Expanding the definition of diversity beyond traditional views.
Exploring the value of human diversity.
Practicing techniques that model a safe and inclusive environment