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EDUC628 - Social and Cultural Diversity Counseling

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC628 Course ID: 2809 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Examines the influence of cultural and ethnic differences and the delivery of counseling services. Candidates explore a variety of topics including culture, ethnicity, race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, education, values, and socioeconomic status. Candidates discuss how cultural variables affect the counseling relationship. Topics include theories, strategies for effective multicultural counseling, ethical delivery of services, and culturally responsive assessments. This course is designed to develop self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Examine attitudes, beliefs, understandings by participating in specific experiential learning activities designed to foster understanding of self and culturally diverse clients.

CO2: Analyze cultural, ethical, economic, legal and political issues surrounding diversity, equity, and social justice.

CO3: Apply individual, couple, family, group, and community strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations, including multicultural competencies.

CO4: Identify multicultural and pluralistic trends as well as the characteristics and concerns between and within diverse groups nationally and internationally.

CO5: Explain ethical issues and considerations in providing services to diverse populations.

CO6: Evaluate one's professional role in promoting social justice; resolving conflicts; and addressing biases, prejudices, oppression, and discrimination.

Additional Required Readings are posted in MyClassroom with each lesson and all materials are available at no cost.

Recommended Textbook for the degree program:

In addition to the required texts in this course, you are strongly encouraged to purchase the latest addition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Currently 7th Ed.) if you have not previously purchased this resource.

Book Title:Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, 7th ed.- eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Derald Wing Sue, David Sue
Unit Cost:$105.40
Book Title:Multiculturalism on Campus : Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion, 2nd ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
Publication Info: Stylus Publishing, LLC Lib
Author:Cuyjet, M.J., Mary F. Howard-Hamilton, Diane L. Cooper, and Chris Linder
Unit Cost:$32.98
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.