Through dialogue, story-telling, group interactions and role plays, we will examine the role of culture and its impact on personal, interpersonal, and group identity development. Primary focus will be on youth identity development in the context of community, family, and schools. Specifically we will discuss issues of time, space, individualism/collectivism. and high/low context. We will reference multiple cultural groups, vulnerable populations, and will include a specific focus on ethnic and sexual minorities. We will explore the dynamics of acculturation and assimilation. We will address the role of oppression and its impact on risk behaviors. We will pay attention to the ways that culture and cultural identities promote resiliency and assets.
Please note: This is a "self-support" course. This self-support fee listed above replaces the cost of regular tuition and is paid regardless of student residency status or total course load. Course fees are subject to change at anytime. For more information on tuition consult the Registrar's Office. Students using financial aid, VA benefits, or other scholarships should review the details of their financial package to confirm that self-support fee courses are covered.