MA for Fall 2020

MA for Fall 2020

Program Guide MA in Diversity and Inclusion Core Courses (18 s.h.)

The Core Courses prepare students with a strong foundation. We anticipate most students to enter in the fall and start with DI 68.501 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion (3 s.h.); however, in order to maximize student flexibility, ANTH 02.510 Qualitative Methods (3 s.h.) will also be designed to introduce students into the program by focusing on methodology.

To deepen and broaden that foundation, students will concurrently take courses in several disciplines. These courses provide essential insight, deepened knowledge, and important methods to understand inclusion and exclusion in a community and how to recognize these patterns in current communities.

DI 68.501 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion (3 s.h.) This course will introduce students to the social science and humanities concepts (Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Africana Studies, Women’s Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, etc.) of privilege and exclusion. Students will gain a working knowledge of the realities of ascribed and achieved social statuses as they affect U.S. cultures and communities.

ANTH 02.510 Qualitative Methods (3 s.h.) will introduce students to the current methods and theories of qualitative analysis in social science research. This course is integral to the program in Diversity and Inclusion as Qualitative Research is by definition itself a practice in social justice and integration. Based on principles, methodologies, and an ethics of collaboration, partnership, and community participation, qualitative research will teach students how to develop social, educational, business, and health programs that serve the needs of community stakeholders, rather than the needs of outsider organizations.

PHIL 09.521 Philosophical Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Identity (3 s.h.) covers philosophical issues arising in relation to institutional, social, and cultural diversity. Therefore, students will understand the ideas behind the field.

ENGL 02.530 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in U.S. Literature (3 s.h.) will discuss how literary works enforce and/or subvert constructions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Students will gain insight into the language and perspectives that underlie these power relationships.

HIST 05.519 History of Political and Social Movements (3 s.h.) will offer students historical context. In order to support students’ skills in analysis of a community and racial change, students will critically analyze a prior movement or effort to alleviate inequity.

SOC 08.578 Critical Race Theory (3 s.h.) will further ground students in a deep understanding of how structures of power intersect multiple identities of individuals. They will gain a strong understanding how racializing of institutions creates exclusionary contexts.

Capstone Courses (6 s.h.)

DI 68.590 Foundations in Applied Diversity and Inclusion (3 s.h.) and DI 68.592 Capstone in Applied Diversity and Inclusion (3 s.h.)  In these courses, the students will contract with a community, perhaps a unit at Rowan or perhaps their own place of employment, to put their knowledge into practice. The final assignment will be a substantial report that provides their community with insight into the historical and social dynamics of the community and suggestions to strengthen their institution to be more inclusive and diverse, along with a plan to assess the effectiveness of their suggestions.

Elective Courses (6 s.h.)

So that students may deepen and specialize their program, they will be required to take two electives. These courses will encourage students to deepen their understanding of a discipline or to learn more about specific contexts. Elective courses will come from Philosophy, History, Criminal Justice, Communications, Writing Arts, or Education.

The current bank of elective courses are:

CJ   09529 Community Justice (3 s.h.)

CJ   09530 International Criminal Law Seminar (3 s.h.)

CJ   09525 Altruism, Cooperation, and Criminal Justice (3 s.h.)
SOC  08575 Social Determinants of Health: Theory and Intervention in Urban Settings (3 s.h.)

SOC  08599 Urban Environmental Health (3 s.h.)

SOC  08600 Social Experience of City Life and Urban Inequalities (3 s.h.)
HIST 05561 Early American History Seminar (3 s.h.)

HIST 05562 Nineteenth Century American History Seminar (3 s.h.)

HIST 05563 American History after 1917 (3 s.h.)

MAWR 01630 Writing Difference (3 s.h.)

MAPR 01541 Understanding and Writing Grants and Proposals (1 s.h.)

CASE 90512 Examining Intersectionality in Critical Theories of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Citizenship (3 s.h.)

DI   68520 Topics in Diversity and Inclusion (3 s.h.)
EDPA 02510 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3 s.h.)
EDPA 02520 Colloquium in Public Policy (3 s.h.)
POSC 07520 Colloquium in Political Science (3 s.h.)
ECON 04520 Colloquium in Economics (3 s.h.)

PHIL 09531 Applied Ethics (3 s.h.)

SOC  08575 Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (3 s.h.)
SOC  08550 Colloquium in Social Justice