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.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define the following terms: culture, ethnicity, race, bias, prejudice and diversity.
  • Describe, evaluate, and communicate the social, political and economic origins and manifestations of racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism/homophobia, ableism, religious tolerance and ageism in the current education system.
  • Identify and analyze the social, political and economic issues that have shaped the student’s own experience as well as those of the children and families served in the educational setting.
  • Explain the impact of bias on the healthy growth and development of all children.
  • Define and describe the following approaches: anti-bias, multicultural, culturally relevant, and bilingual/bicultural.
  • Design and assess a culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum.