ILRHR 2640

ILRHR 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 to prohibit employment discrimination based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and other employment legislation has since been passed to prohibit discrimination based on other group characteristics such as age, sexual orientation, and disability status, claims of discrimination have been on the rise. This suggests that much work remains to be done in organizations. The purpose of this course is to introduce current theory, research, and practice regarding discrimination and inclusion in the workplace.  We will adopt a largely psychological approach to understanding bias, stereotyping, and prejudice and how they manifest in organizations. We will also examine the role of HR and diversity practices as well as leadership behaviors in fostering inclusion. A guiding assumption for this course is that in order to fully understand the implications of diversity for organizations you must personally confront issues having to do with power, privilege, stereotypes, identity, and discrimination. Toward this end, we will adopt an experiential approach whenever possible. Writing assignments will include a mix of personal reflections and scholarly analysis.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 ILR sophomores or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ILRHR 2600 or equivalent.

Satisfies Requirement Satisifes the ILR Advanced Writing requirement. 

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14631 ILRHR 2640   SEM 101