Mar 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

IDS 119 - General Education Seminar: Diversity Summit


Course Description: The Diversity Summit was developed to allow students to engage in matters that affect their lives, school, workplace and communities.  The Summit will bring students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socio-economic status, ability, sexual orientation and other aspects of cultural identity.   Students will engage in an honest, open, and interactive dialogue about the cultural climate at MCC, learn from student experiences, and discuss plans to cultivate a campus climate that promotes equality.

ISLOs: This course supports student development in Multicultural and Global Literacy, Written and Oral Communication, Personal and Professional Development, and Social Responsibilty.
General Education Elective(s): General Education/ Interdisciplinary Studies
Note(s): Students are selected into this class through an application process; similar to the International Fellowships. A series of workshops, guest speakers, and discussions centered on issue of culture, identity and social justice at MCC and beyond will be offered. The Summit will provide an opportunity for students to discuss their personal identify and challenge their own biases. A diverse group of up to 30 students will be chosen to attend the Diversity Summit.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize and demonstrate how preconceptions and limiting social structures impact personal identity and interactions with others
  • Examine and contrast the influences of identity development
  • Practice and express an empathy for each other by listening intently,  using inclusive language in cross-cultural dialogue, and reflecting on each other?s experiences
  • Recognize instances of bias incidents and identify ways to effectively confront such incidents
  • Design and implement an action plan that contributes to a more inclusive community

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