EDUC 240 Culture & Human Diversity in Education • 3 Cr.


Focus on concepts, theories, and strategies that constitute major dimensions of a culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum for early childhood and elementary education classrooms.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students will explore diversity and social justice issues influencing educational settings. Students will examine in depth the historical and current impact of children's, teachers' and families' cultural, social and political contexts in schools.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define and apply key terms and concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice.
  • Explain how implicit bias can influence relationships and identity development.
  • Identify how systematic power, privilege, and oppression impacts educational systems and the individuals within those systems.
  • Describe how professional teaching practice is influenced by personal, social and cultural contexts.
  • Deconstruct biases, stereotypes, and microaggressions present in the school setting.
  • Articulate how an individual's family structure, culture, social, emotional and political contexts may impact learning.