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									                              BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE
                                      Term, Year

MGMT 515 Managing Diversity                 Instructor’s Name

Section Number        Day and Time                         Location

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.

Recommended Reading.

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
be evaluated.

  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.

III Presentations

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.

                                CLASS SCHEDULE
                                   Term, Year

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
         Americans, Latinos/as,
         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


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