University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

SOC 325 Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competence

This course considers issues of human diversity focusing on cultural pluralism and race and ethnic relations. Students will explore concepts of privilege, oppression, prejudice, and discrimination in the context of U.S. communities and human service professions and learn strategies for dismantling oppression and promoting socially just practices. Other dimensions of diversity (e.g., gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability) are explored.

Cross Listed Courses

SW 325


SW 205 or SOC 101 or permission of instructor.
  • Up one level
  • 300