3 Units

This course provides students with fundamental and systematic knowledge on issues related to ethnic and cultural diversity. Apart from introducing contemporary theories and conceptual perspectives about cultural sensitivity and cultural intelligence, this course will also highlight major discourses and challenges concerning access, equity, social inclusiveness, cultural assimilation and integration which have substantial impact on ethnic minorities as well as social harmony. Through participation in small group projects, guided community tours, and face-to-face interaction with different ethnic groups, students will be able to develop an awareness of the differences in values, beliefs, life-style and interpersonal relatedness between themselves and people of other ethnic background. Basic skills, knowledge and attitude required of cultural intelligence, equal-opportunity legislations, social policies, service provision in meeting the needs of ethnic minorities, and measures to promote mutual acceptance and social inclusiveness will be discussed.