Diversity, Social Justice, & Ethics

This course will focus on issues of diversity, social justice, and ethics within various educational and social contexts. Its purpose is to develop theoretical, conceptual, and pedagogical foundations for supporting issues of equity and access. An understanding of the socio-historical context and the influence of the dominant culture on historically marginalized individuals and groups will be studied. Additionally, this course will explore the adaptive capabilities of strengths of marginalized groups and how such capabilities and strengths can be used in effective community engagement. Ethical theories and moral reasoning will be used to enhance an understanding and analysis of ethical issues inherent in working and supporting issues of diversity, equity, and access. Students will explore their own personal values, beliefs, and behaviors that may limit their ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, in particular, disadvantaged and oppressed persons. The exploration of their own values will be made in relation to the different ethical theories studied in the course. This course fulfills the Diversity (D), Ethics (E), and Experiential Learning (X) Liberal Studies Core Requirements. Synchronous meetings online Mondays, 11-12:30, strongly recommended (summer 2021)

School

Education and Social Policy

Program

Education

Course Number

EDU2130C

Section

A

Instructor

Dan Sarofian-Butin

Credits

4

Session

Summer Session 1

Type

Online - Synchronous

Days / Time

Mon - 11-12:30pm

Start – End Dates

05/24/2021-07/02/2021

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ICS/

Other Registration Link

https://www.merrimack.edu/admission/professional-studies/summer-session/registration/