BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE
MGMT 515 Managing Diversity Instructor’s Name
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Instructor’s Contact Information
One-Credit Workshop Description
Students will work with cases that will foster understanding of modifications of American–style
management that may be needed in organizations of diverse people.
Objectives: Students will Outcomes
1. Understand the logic of embracing Students will write an essay on diversity in
diversity in work organizations. the workplace.
2. Gain heightened knowledge of Each student will make presentations
certain diverse groups of which they concerning groups to which they do not
are not a part. belong
Required Reading and Course Material
Bell, M., ( 2007). Diversity in Organizations. Mason, Ohio: Southwestern Publishing.
Course website on Blackboard.
Other readings as assigned.
Regular reading of the workshop subject matter in the business press is encouraged.
Evaluation and Grading. The student's performance on the following learning experiences will
I Attendance & Participation 20%
II Diversity Philosphy 40%
III Presentation(s) 40%
I. Class Participation
Evaluation of class participation will be based on a variety of measures:
Class attendance: due to the nature of the 1-credit workshop, absence should be strictly
Demonstrated effort to improve mastery of skills throughout the semester.
Thoughtful and informed contributions throughout the course to discussions, role plays,
and team exercises.
Demonstrated ability to listen (actively) to other students contributions and to help create
a respectful learning environment.
Willingness to volunteer for activities.
To participate effectively, students must complete assigned reading prior to each class session.
Basic comprehension of assigned readings will be evaluated by informed comments in class
discussions. Despite perfect attendance, average (“C”) grades will be earned by students who do
not contribute to class discussions.
II Diversity Philosophy
Each student will prepare three to five pages concerning their thoughts about working with
diverse peoples, including the challenges and opportunities presented by a diverse workplace.
Each student will be responsible for presenting material on a group different from her/himself.
Basic source material will be found in the textbook and may be supplemented with other written
or interview material. Each student will be responsible for presenting the material in a lively and
interesting way, and for engaging the class in a discussion of the material.
Module Topic Reading Assignments
1 Course Introduction: Chapter 1: Introduction
EEO Legislation, Diversity
Theories, and Global Chapter 2: Legislation
Chapter 3: Theories and Thinking about
Chapter 16: International Diversity and
Facing the Future
2 Working with African Chapter 4: Blacks/African Americans
Asians/Asian Americans, Chapter 5: Latinos/Hispanics
and Native Americans
Chapter 6: Asians and Asian Americans
Chapter 8: American Indians, Alaska natives,
and Multiracial Group Members
3 Working with Women and Chapter 9: Sex and Gender
Men of Various Religions,
Ages, Physical and Mental Chapter 10:Religion
Abilities, Weights and
Appearances, and Sexual Chapter 11: Age
Chapter 12: Physical and Mental Ability
Chapter 14: Weight and Appearance
Chapter 15: Sexual Orientation