This synchronous course introduces a range of diverse populations by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and physical differences. Additionally, students examine the role, function, and effects of oppression in society as it relates to social and economic justice. Assumptions underlying theory and research methodologies from which basic constructs of human behavior are drawn are examined to understand how power and other dynamics manage and sustain oppression at the individual and institutional levels. Also of interest is how oppression affects ecclesiastical, local parish, mosque, temple and faith based organizations at micro and macro levels, particularly policies and strategic planning which drive the shape of places of worship.

Note: Required Thursday evening synchronous meetings. Formerly CS 321.