Course: EPC 643SP. Diversity in School Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s Master of Science in School Psychology program. Self-assessment of knowledge, sensitivity, and attitudes toward diverse populations, including those that vary by race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability, and language. Examination of family structure and social patterns in California’s ethnic populations and differences across social class. Review of cross-cultural research, theories, interventions, and resources. Emphasis on models of societal oppression, privilege, cross-cultural dynamics, poverty, social justice, and social advocacy, as well as the impact of social stress and prejudice on mental health. This course section is designed for school psychology students.