Human Relations & Multicultural Education
The mission of the human relations minor is to provide training in self-awareness and skills essential for living and working in a pluralistic, multicultural society. Human relations is a multidisciplinary field designed to enable students to examine the psychological, social, political, and economic realities individuals experience in culturally diverse and complex human encounters. Courses focus on the impact of power, distribution of resources, cultural standards, and institutional policies and practices on various groups and individuals in society. Students also study how people can be effective in creating social and institutional change.
Specifically, the topics addressed by the program include discrimination based on: race, gender, age, class, religion, disability; physical appearance, sexual orientation, nationality/culture.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Elective Studies Minor
Students may design an individual human relations minor drawing from courses in a variety of colleges. Persons majoring in business, education, social sciences, public and hunan services fields; health care; or pre-professional programs such as law or medicine, will find the human relations minor of particular value. The 17-credit minor is designed as a second minor; the 23-credit minor provides for those desiring more extensive study. Both minors are available to students in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. Bachelor of Elective Studies students may only take the 23-credit minor.