CP225 Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity

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CP225 Coming to Terms with Cultural Diversity: An Invitation to Dialogue

Sample Syllabus

What is CP225?

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the intersectionality framework in the United States and enhance skills necessary for culturally responsive awareness and interactions, with specific emphasis on to think critically about and hold multiple perspectives and how to prepare for service learning. In addition to learning how contexts and social histories matter to situate an understanding of experience, students will develop self-awareness and understanding their own social location as well as learn how contextual factors shape identity, opportunities, and barriers for others. This is a course is relevant for all students of different identities, backgrounds, and experiences, who are interested in developing their awareness, knowledge and skills with multiculturalism and diversity. This course meets UW-Madison's ethnic studies requirement.

What are the learning objectives?

The learning objectives for CP225 are to:
  • define and recognize intersectionality
  • engage and hold different perspectives
  • develop an understanding of how history, context, and identity are linked
  • reflect on one’s cultural processes as they define identity and sense of self and examine one’s
    own beliefs and attitudes
  • engage in critical dialogue with others about cultural issues, identities, and contemporary social
    issues within different social context
  • develop capacity to listen, ask questions, and explore differences of opinions and perspectives
  • be better prepared to engage in service learning with populations different from oneself.


How is the course taught?

Beginning in Summer 2016, the course will be taught completely online. Students engage in the course materials on their own; however, they also sign up for a specific discussion time in which they engage in real-time discussion with other students.


When is the course offered? ​​

CP225 is offered each semester as well as in the summer. See the MyCourse Guide information below for specific times the course is offered.

Whom do I contact for more information about CP225?

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Shira Hand. If the discussion section that you want is full, please sign up for the waitlist. For additional information about the course, please contact either co-instructor for the course, Lynet Uttal or Alberta M. Gloria.

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