Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s mission is to prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities. In today's culturally diverse global workforce, this mission goes beyond teaching our students the technical skills they will use in their industry. It is important that our students have the knowledge and skills that prepare them for the multicultural workspace they are entering and the broader communities in which they will live.

To help accomplish this mission, starting in the 2021-2022 academic year a course on diversity and social justice is required at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) of all students seeking a certificate or associate degree. The required course dives deep into concepts of diversity and social justice. This requirement does not add costs to degree requirements and no additional time is needed to meet degree requirements.

Structure of Courses Around Diversity and Social Justice

Students taking the Diversity and social justice classes, would be invited to choose from a variety of "D" designated classes. The entire course will be dedicated to or contextualized around diversity and social justice. Some of the "D" designated classes are technical classes, while others are General Education courses.

Learning Outcomes

Each Diversity and Social Justice course is focused on, at least four learning outcomes from the following three categories:

  • Power, Privilege, Inequity (2 learning outcomes from the following list)
    • Define and apply key terms and concepts of diversity and social justice.  
    • Identify how power, privilege, and inequity are or have been reinforced and challenged at individual, institutional, and systemic levels.  
    • Identify specific ways in which individuals and social and artistic movements attempted to disrupt systems of power, privilege, and inequity.  
    • Analyze and apply ethical practice in relation to diverse communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.
  • Difference (1 learning outcome from the following list)
    • Discuss and analyze how categories of difference are or have been created, maintained, and experienced through power, privilege, and inequity.  
    • Describe and demonstrate cultural differences and commonalities among people have been/are reflected in different time periods, institutions, and social systems.
  • Communication (1 learning outcome from the following list)
    • Communicate one’s own intersecting identities of difference and how they position oneself in relation to power, privilege, and inequity.  
    • Engage in intentional communication with awareness of intent and impact. Explain different types of knowledge and how knowledge construction maintains power, privilege, and inequity.  
    • Apply the principles of effective and ethical intercultural communication and demonstrate how individuals and institutions could more effectively communicate across differences in human communities and cultures for the promotion of equity and social justice.

Designated Diversity and Social Justice Classes

Fall 2021

Program/Dept Course Instructor Instrction Modes Days Start Time End Time
High School ADHS090 Sean Marushia Online Asynchronous    
High School ADHS091 Sean Marushia Online Asynchronous    
Behavioral and Human Services BHAV110 Wendi Nancarrow-Carter In-person MWF 09:00AM 10:20AM
Design ART102 Thomas Green Online Asynchronous     
Design ART252 Ben Meyer        
Architecture ARCH100 Bob Mandy Remote W 01:00PM 04:30PM
GAME GAME108 Phil Trumbo    Hybrid /In-person/Synchronous

M (In-Person)

W (Online)

M 12:00PM

W Online

M 02:50PM

W Online

GAME GAME 108 Ty Underwood Hybrid /In-person/Synchronous

M (In-Person)

W (Online)

M 06:00PM

W Online

M 08:50PM

W Online

Occupational Therapy Assistant OTA110 Jenny Rogoff In-person MW 09:30AM 11:00AM
Computer Science Networks CSNT115 Linda Epps Hybrid Synchronous/Asynchronous  TTh

T 09:00AM

Th 06:00PM

T 01:00PM

Th 10:00PM

Human Resources Management HRM215 Renee Mangini Hybrid Synchronous/Asynchronous   W (When Syncronous Online) 06:00PM 09:30PM
Humanities HUM215 Sharon Raz In-person, Hybrid T 12:00PM 02:20PM
Humanities HUM215 Sharon Raz Online Asynchronous    
Humanities CMST280 Christine Turpin In-person TTh 12:00PM 02:20PM
English ENGL&101 Rechelle Schimke Remote MW 06:00PM 08:20PM
English ENGL&101 Wes Mantooth In-person TTh 09:30AM 11:50AM
Math MATH146 Sherry McLean Remote W 06:30PM 08:50PM
Social Science SOC&101  Frances Gehrts In-person MWF 10:30AM 11:50AM
Social Science PSYC&100 Frances Gehrts In-person MWF 09:00AM 10:20AM
Social Science PSYC220 Sharon Raz In-person, Hybrid Th 09:00AM 11:20AM
Social Science SOC&101 Wendi Nancarrow-Carter In-person MWF 12:00PM 01:20PM
Social Science PSYC100 Wendi Nancarrow-Carter In-person TTh 12:00PM 02:20PM
Social Science PSYC200 Sonny Campbell Remote TTh 08:00AM 10:50AM
Social Science PSYC200 Madelelne Gorges Hybrid TW

T 06:30PM

W 06:30PM

T 08:50PM

W 07:40PM

Social Science SOC&101 Laura Toussaint Online Asynchronous    
Social Science SOC&101 Laura Toussaint Online Asynchronous    
Social Science POLY&202 Lindsey Smith In person MWF 01:30PM 02:50PM
Science ENVS&101 Kristine Trumbo Hybrid /In-person/Synchronous

M (In-Person)

W (Online)

M 12:00PM

W Online

M 02:50PM

W Online

Science ENVS&101 Richard Morgan Hybrid M 06:00PM 08:50PM
Science NUTR101 Tara Coffin Remote M 06:00PM 08:50PM
Science NUTR101 Linda A Costarella Online Asynchronous    
Science BIOL&100 Amber Wyman In-person MW 09:00AM 11:50AM
Science BIOL&175 Michael Rodriguez In-person TTH 09:00AM 11:50AM

 

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