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Multicultural Minor (Non-Teaching)

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:00 PM

The minor

requires15 credit hours

which consist of the

following:

- Specialized or elective

courses offered in

many major

departments

- Courses designed by

the Department of

Educational Studies

- Immersive experiences

in communities, social

and professional

organizations, and

educational setting

Educational Studies Department

Ball State University Teachers College

Tot al Credit s: 15 hours

CORECOURSES:

EDMU 205: Introduction to Multicultural Education

This course examines social factors that affect teacher decision-making

and student achievement in United States schools.It also addresses the

need for intercultural competence, culturally informed instructional

strategies, promotion of social justice, and reduction of racism and sexism

in order to create a democratic classroom.

EDMU 206: Advanced Study of Ethnic and Multicultural Group Behavior

This course focuses on critical analyses of the concepts introduced in

EDMUL 205. By studying specific cultural groups in relation to schooling, it

develops an in-depth understanding of the impact culture has on the

process of teaching and learning.This course also addresses the needs for

intercultural competence, culturally sensitive instruction, and prejudice

reduction.

EDMU 301: Instructional Strategies in Multicultured Schools

starts from an understanding that how people are taught is the greatest

variable in determining student achievement. Explores the theory and

application of alternative teaching models that seek to not only increase

cultural awareness, but also to address the achievement gap between

individuals from different cultural groups. Prerequisite: EDMU 205.

EDMU 302: Social Construction of Identity

This course examines the concept of identity from an interdisciplinary

perspective. Students will develop a coherent theoretical understanding of

how, and to what extent, identities are socially constructed, how they

change, and the meanings that are ascribed to them.

370: Representation and Multiculturalism: Theory and Practice

EDMUL 370 examines the relationship among race, class, gender, sexual

identity, and representation through a variety of media and historical

contexts. It also explores the role of technology and its potential to

empower cultural groups and counter negative stereotypes.

EDMU 400: Topical Seminar in Multicultural Studies

Each seminar focuses on a different topic in multiculturalism based on

the faculty's member field of expertise. A total of 9 credits may be earned,

but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

Interested or have questions about

the Multicultural Minor? Contact

Dr. Michael Ndemanu

mndemanu@bsu.edu

Department of Educational Studies

TC room 805

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