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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for ECE 124 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
ECE 124
Course Title:
Multicultural Practices: Exploring Our Views
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:

Course Description

Develops awareness of how personal experiences, belief systems, identities, and values impact work with children, families, and communities. Examines the impact of cultural, linguistic, social, and class identities and histories on inter-relationships in diverse populations. Explores techniques for incorporating other people's histories, values, and belief systems into child-family-community-centered practices. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class is intended to encourage students to reflect on their experiences, belief systems, and values and the impact those experiences, values, and beliefs have on practice with children, families and communities.  

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify influences on self-identity, including culture, race, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and class. 
  • Recognize the identities of others as the product of cultural, linguistic, gender, social, and class influences and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Assess cultural, linguistic, and class-related experiences and needs of early education and human service programs.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students Will:

  • Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
  • Complete required journal entries and autobiographical statements.
  • Complete written assignments as required.
  • Complete in-class presentations as required.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to:

  • Identification of concepts such as oppression, internalized oppression, white privilege, stereotypes and biases.
  • Identity development and the affects of internalized oppression and white privilege on identity.
  • Personal identities of race, cultural, language, gender identity and expression, ableism, sexual orientation, and class.
  • The variety of ways institutions oppress individuals based on culture, language, gender, ableism, and classism in the United States.
  • Personal experiences with oppression as well as the oppression of other identity groups.