University of Colorado Boulder

Your World and What Shapes It

This course is part of Global Perspectives of DEI in the Workplace Specialization

Taught in English

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

22 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

What you'll learn

  • Recognize and reflect on life experiences that shape your beliefs.

  • Discover how ideas about race, sex, and culture shape your environment.

  • Identify strategies for resisting and surviving marginalization.

  • Establish awareness to support marginalized populations.

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Assessments

3 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

22 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, you will focus on setting the foundation for this course and the specialization by gaining awareness of yourself, your culture, and your environment.

What's included

5 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts3 plugins

In this module, we will build on understanding the exclusion of populations and how this leads to bias and lack of support for these communities. During this process, we will reflect on our own role in marginalizing others.

What's included

4 videos4 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt4 plugins

This course examines the implicit bias with emphasis on differentiating and understanding while working on your journey toward improving your cultural competence.

What's included

3 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts4 plugins

This module focuses more on the label of ‘different’ and understanding the intersectionality and complexity of those who are marginalized.

What's included

3 videos1 peer review1 discussion prompt3 plugins

This module concludes by combining the learnings of the historical narratives and terminology by allowing time for deeper reflection

What's included

3 videos3 readings1 peer review2 plugins

Instructor

Jessica Rush Leeker, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses809 learners

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