TAS 4140 PBC
TAS 4140—Workplace Interactions in a Diverse Society
Three Semester Hours
University Requisite: None
In today’s culturally diverse world, workplace success requires appreciating and understanding cultural differences. This course covers components of developing effective relationships in the cross-cultural workplace and focuses on understanding cultural differences in the workplace.
Methods of Course Instruction
All material for this course is print-based. Instructor and students communicate and exchange materials through postal mail.
In this course, an option exists to use e-mail to submit your lesson assignments. Your assignment will be returned to you either as an e-mail attachment or as a hard copy sent through the postal mail, depending on the preferences of the instructor and/or program.
Textbooks and Supplies
- Bolton, R. and D.G. Bolton. People Styles at Work and Beyond. 2nd ed. New York: American Management Association, 2009. [ISBN: 9780814413425]
- Darnell, E. (Director), and McGrath, T. (Director). Madagascar [Motion Picture].USA: Dreamworks Animation, 2005.
- Guggenheim, Charles. (1995). The Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance (VHS and YouTube). Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance.
Note: There are alternative assignments for those without access to technology.
Number of Lessons
The course has six lessons. These lessons include:
- Lesson 1: Reflection on Personal Ancestry
- Lesson 2: Style Analysis on You and Reflection on Text
- Lesson 3: Madagascar Paper
- Lesson 4: Diversity Reflection on Shadow of Hate
- Lesson 5: Diversity Exercise
- Lesson 6: Video on Diversity in the Workplace
Types of Writing Assignments
To do the writing assignments well, you need first to complete the reading assignments and have a good understanding of all new concepts, definitions, etc.
Handwritten assignments are acceptable for some assignments, but the preferred method is a typed assignment, double-spaced using 12-point font and one-inch margins. As with all assignments, good grammar and standard written English are essential.
Your final grade will be determined by your grades on the submitted assignments as follows:
- Lesson 1: Reflection on Personal Ancestry — 200 points
- Lesson 2: Style Analysis on You and Text Reflection — 100 points
- Lesson 3: Madagascar Paper — 100 points
- Lesson 4: Shadow of Hate Reflection — 100 points
- Lesson 5: Diversity Exercise — 300 points
- Lesson 6: Video on Diversity in the Workplace — 200 points
- Total — 1,000 points
Note: Lessons 1, 3, 4, and 6 have alternative assignments for those without access to technology.