Catalogue 2019 - 2020

MAN 632 Diversity in the Workplace


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

This course examines issues related to managing and being a member of an increasingly diverse workforce. Diversity in the workplace may result from differences in individual characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, physical ability/disability, and sexual orientation. Organizations that wish to be successful must address diversity issues in some manner in order to compete effectively in a global economy. The goal of this course is for students to learn to manage a pluralistic work force in such a way as to maximize personal and organizational goals while preserving integrity and taking advantage of the contributions of all members of the workforce. Key learning outcomes include: legal, moral and businesses arguments for effective management of workplace diversity, theoretical perspectives at the individual, interpersonal and macro-structural level used to analyze issues associated with workplace diversity, human resource strategies to effectively manage workforce diversity, the role of power and privilege in issues of workplace diversity, evaluate the effectiveness of diversity training.