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This course will explore the significance, purpose and aim of multicultural studies in a diverse society. Relying on history, sociology, anthropology, political science and education, students will focus on learning the content and meaning of multiculturalism in America. Students will be encouraged and required to participate in activities intended to deepen their understanding of diversity and then reflect on the ways in which this knowledge might inform multicultural studies in practice. Aspects of culture and identity that will be covered include race, socioeconomic class, religion, ethnicity, gender and ability. Students will also be encouraged to consider the various approaches to multicultural studies and the schooling practices that result.