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HUM-2020 v1

Computational and Critical Thinking

Week 2 Resources

Weekly Resources and Assignments

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

To gain a better understanding of diversity, watch this short video on how a professor shows her students how diversity works through a classroom activity and note the surprising findings from the activity.  Questions for reflection…


1. What is diversity in addition to demographics?

2. What were the professor’s findings between how the diverse and the homogeneous groups performed their task and how each group felt about the process?

3. What is the overall take home message of working in a diverse group?

Phillips, K. (2015, Dec 11). Why diversity matters [Video]. YouTube.

The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and Racism

This book section presents a social-psychological study of diversity, the obstacles confronting diversity and the benefits of diversity.

Read Part 1, Framing Diversity, chapters 1-3, pages 1-83

Answer the questions for Thinking and Knowing at the end of each chapter. After reading this information and applying the knowledge, you will have a better understanding of what framing diversity means in the context of working with diverse others.