You know that changes in cultural perceptions today are going to significantly impact your personal and professional life in the future. So how to you prepare for those changes now so you’re equipped to approach situations with cultural sensitivity? If you have bigger ideas about building trust in your community or working with different populations of people, this is where you start—all while earning UC credit and a certificate.
Begin by gaining an understanding of how we got here by learning about the history of social institutions that have led to racial, class, and gender inequalities. Engage in self-reflection to identify the roles of historical events and how they’ve impacted diversity, privilege, and oppression and to start building trust among your community. Then start to prepare yourself for internships and working with individuals from different backgrounds by learning about basic career-preparation skills like interviewing, work culture and communication, and best practices for resume writing. Once completed, students walk away with a certificate showing their commitment to improving our cultural and diversity issues and UC credit to apply to the major of their choice.
- High school students wanting to improve their cultural sensitivity and awareness
- High school students wanting to contribute to positive intercultural relationship in a local and global context
- High school students wanting to earn UC course credit for use on their college applications
What You’ll Learn
- Historical context for privilege, diversity, and oppression locally and globally
- Self-reflection practices to understand social issues that they’ve experienced or witnessed and how to identify them in their larger communities
- Internship and job preparation skills like interviewing and resume writing
What You Can Do With This Program
Students who enroll in and successfully complete this program earn UC credit while learning more and celebrating cultural diversity and their role in improving intercultural relationships.