XCPD-451 Theoretical Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion
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This course provides critical perspective on the historical, sociological, and scientific factors impacting diversity and inclusion in the U.S. It will differentiate between Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations, Affirmative Action, and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). The course will track the evolution of the D&I field from the emergence of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to recent developments in neuroscience that have led to the application of cognition theories such as Emotional Intelligence, Implicit Bias, etc. to D&I work. Students also learn how to begin making the business case for D&I initiatives.
By the end of course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the historical foundations and its impact on the changing dynamic of diversity and inclusion work today.
- Explore the complexity of perspectives at play in diversity and inclusion work.
- Develop a vocabulary for advanced practice in diversity and inclusion field.
- Start building the business case for D&I initiatives.