Course Description

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Students introduces learners to key concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This introductory course covers topics like identity, power, privilege, and oppression, as well as strategies related to ally behavior, communication, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify elements of their own identity and recognize the impact of external forces on their own and others’ identities
  • Define critical concepts related to discrimination and oppression
  • Define discrimination and phobias
  • Learn concrete strategies to engage in inclusive, respectful interactions with others
  • Acknowledge your campus’ diversity and inclusion policies
  • Explore campus and local resources related to diversity and inclusion

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

The introduction welcomes learners into the course. Short videos and instructions will help ease learners into the course design and content, and a baseline learning assessment and course surveys are administered.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page
  • Pre-Course Quiz
  • Pre-Course Survey

Module 2: Identities

In this module, learners reflect on elements of their own identity, including identify conflicts, managing multiple identities, and identify transitions. Then learners explore how external factors influence identity, and the negative impact of assumptions and stereotypes.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 3: Power, Privilege, and Oppression

In this module, learners explore the the concepts of power, privilege, oppression, discrimination and racism, and are prompted to reflect on bias and unconscious bias.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 4: Creating a Culture of Respect

Learners are introduced to different forms of discrimination including microaggressions, colorism, and othering. Then, learners explore their role in creating inclusive, respectful communities, and learn about skills including self-care, active listening, and effective allyship.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

Module 5: Conclusion

Learners can review and sign your institutions policies related to diversity and inclusion, and are introduced to campus and local resources. The course concludes with a closing letter and survey.

  • 1 Custom Policy Page
  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page

The purpose of the Part 2 Survey is to measure learning outcomes and behavioral changes resulting from going through this course.

We recommend assigning Part 2 after a 4-6 week intersession is to allow learners to incorporate what they learned into their daily lives and experiences with their peers.

Automated Assignments can be used to implement an intersession.

Post-Course Survey


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