This course examines race, ethnicity, class, gender, disability, sexuality, and other forms of diversity, with the goal of understanding how these factors can affect health and the delivery of health care to members of a pluralistic society. Students will explore this diversity with an aim towards applying the knowledge to the health care workplace and other social interactions. By the end of the course, students will have a greater understanding of the diverse context of American society and will be able to apply these concepts when interacting with their diverse patients and clients. Finally, students will become aware of their own cultural assumptions, perspectives, and habits so that they might engage respectfully with others who do not share their opinions, viewpoints, and cultural worldview. Prerequisite: Meets the criteria for acceptance into a BAS/BSN program, completion of a two year degree or equivalent, or instructor approval.