BUS 4000

Description

The personal and organizational implications of increasing workforce diversity will be presented in this course. The aim is to explore the complex dynamics of ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in organizations as seen from the vantage point of social science and organizational studies. The course also examines the managerial implications of increasing cultural diversity in organizations, and the orientations to diversity adopted by organizations, the correlates of these approaches, and the possibilities for organization change.

Objectives

  1. Explain recent and projected changes in the demographic makeup of the U.S. population.
  2. Discuss the benefits of organizational diversity.
  3. Explain the historical background of and rationale behind specific diversity-related legislation.
  4. Identify and describe the major pieces of federal antidiscrimination legislation.
  5. Discuss events in several egregious diversity-related lawsuits against companies in the United States and speculate on reasons for the persistence of discrimination.
  6. Describe thought processes related to stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
  7. Differentiate between in-group favoritism and out-group bias.
  8. Understand research findings on evidence of access and treatment discrimination for each type of ethnic minority.
  9. Examine diversity data in education, participation rates, employment, and income levels.
  10. Discuss methods that can be used to improve organizational cultures for gender equity.
  11. Discuss ways in which employers can accommodate religious practices of employees and applicants.
  12. Define ageism and discuss misconceptions about the performance and abilities of older and younger workers.
  13. Discuss ways in which employers can make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
  14. Discuss the effects of employer child and elder care assistance on employee satisfaction and turnover.
  15. Describe the applicable federal legislation relevant to weight and appearance discrimination and whether the obese should be a protected class.
  16. Describe any applicable federal legislation relevant to sexual orientation and whether gays, lesbians, and bisexuals should be a protected class.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Diversity in organizations (Rev: 2)

Publisher: South-Western (01/02/2012)
Author: Bell, M. P.
ISBN: 978-1-111-22130-0
Price: $117.14

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu