16:388 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace [Dwivedula]

Prerequisite: 16:283.

This course aims to develop an understanding of social conflict and cultural diversity in the workplace in contemporary Canada. It will explore diversity initiatives in the workplace and what makes them matter. Questions addressed include the following: How does cultural conflict act as a catalyst for social change within our workplaces? What are the impacts of a diverse cultural religious and generational population, and what human resources strategies exist to mitigate against any difficulties a heterogeneous workplace population poses for the 21st century HR Manager?

3 lecture hours per week, one term.