HUMAN DIVERSITY COURSE OBJECTIVES
1. To introduce students to the
various methodologies within psychology including qualitative and quantitative
research. This will be accomplished through
the wide variety of readings ranging from oral histories, to interviews,
to current experimental reports.
2. To recognize the biological
as well as the social perspectives and contributions to diversity issues
3.To have students model the evaluation
of research and theory reported in the assigned class readings. This is
accomplished through class discussions of the readings where the class articulates
the arguments and counters with alternative explanations for the findings.
4. To introduce students to examples
of recent research on specific topics. They will also encounter a limited
amount of older research, included to assure inclusive coverage of variables
considered in the course.
5. To have students individually
integrate and critically evaluate a sub-set of the literature. This will
be accomplished on a daily basis through discussion of the readings and
also by a research paper.
6. To introduce and/or reinforce
the use of APA style in the writing of papers including proper citations.
All students, including non majors, are encouraged to purchase the APA
Publication Manual, and upperclass students are encouraged to assist
underclass students with the format of their papers.