What is race? Ethnicity? How much of who we are is defined by our acceptance or rejection of these labels? These are some of the questions we will explore in Thriving in America as an Ethnically and Racially Conscious Person. Most people have a love-hate relationship with race and ethnicity. The positive aspects that include a sense of belonging and shared values are, sometimes, outweighed by the stereotypes and bias that diminish our experience as full participants in society and as whole human beings. The purpose of this course is to help you think about race and ethnicity as an evolving part of the human experience that, with understanding, self-reflection, and a willingness to engage in the larger world around us, can help you thrive.

Course Outcomes: 

  1. Explore and define race and ethnicity.
  2. Explore the role of race in society. 
  3. Define and explore your own identity and how you show up in your relationships and community.
  4. Discover and Identify your personal bias and identify stereotypes and explore their impact on others.