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The Inclusive Classroom: Difference, Power, and Discrimination (GRAD/WGSS 542) examines multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. As we engage with these bodies of literature, we focus on four areas of engagement as central to developing and teaching inclusive undergraduate courses: student diversity in the classroom, instructor as embodied text, inclusive pedagogical practices, and course content selection.
This three-credit course is offered twice each academic year (face-to-face during the fall term and online during the spring term). The course is open to graduate students with an interest in developing an inclusive pedagogical practice that is attentive and responsive to issues of difference, power, and privilege within disciplines/fields of study, as well as within higher education as a social institution.
GRAD/WGSS 542 counts as an elective for the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching.
For more information, contact DPD Program Director Nana Osei Kofi at Nana.Osei-Kofi@oregonstate.edu.