Wayland Baptist University

Fairbanks Center



May 29, 2006 – August 11, 2006


COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:        MGMT 5313 Diversity Management

                                                              Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR:                                  Dr. Tony Strange, Ed.D, MPA

CONTACT INFORMATION:          Home Phone: 488-8820 (Before 9 PM)

EMAIL:                                               tstrange@alaska.net

APPOINTENTS:                                Available by appointment

LOCATION:                                       Eielson


Course Description: MGMT 5313. Diversity Management – this course will raise the consciousness of students as it relates to diversity. Students will fully understand the value of “managing” diversity. An examination of research literature on diversity will be accomplished. Christian response to the issues within diversity management will be discussed.


Required Text: Understanding and Managing Diversity: Readings , Cases, and Exercises, 3 rd Editions, Carol Harvey and M. June Allard.

CLASSROOM ACTIVTIES: Four major methods will be utilized in the class to facilitate the students’ understanding the subject: 1) Lecture to keynote major findings in subject, 2) Readings to further elaborate on subject, 3) Presentations, and 4) Projects.


Course Objectives:


•  To increase the student’s understanding of the major theories of diversity management.

•  To increase the student’s understanding the different perspectives on organizations and diversity.

•  To gain appreciation of the dimensions of diversity.




Attendance: Attendance is required. Excessive late arrivals or early departures will be taken into consideration. Material will be discussed in class and included in the exams that are not in the book. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any material missed by not attending class for any reason. The student must not miss any more than 25% of the class. Any more misses may result in failure of the class. In case of TDY’s the instructor should be notified as soon as possible.








Readings : Assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class session for which they are assigned.


Plagiarism Policy: Intellectual integrity and truthfulness are fundamental to scholarship. Scholars, whether they are performing as students or as teachers, are engaged in a search for truth. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and also a form of theft. Plagiarism occurs when a student fails to five proper credit when information is either quoted or paraphrased. Carelessness is no excuse. As such, it is a breach of scholarly responsibility. It is also unethical and in some cases, illegal. Looking at or copying someone else’s test, answer sheet, and/or paper are counted as cheating. Plagiarism may result in an “F” in the course.


Disability Policy: It is the university policy that no otherwise qualified disable person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity in the university.


Course requirements:  

  1. Regular attendance and participation in all class discussions/activities is important and strongly encouraged. Readings : Assigned readings are to be completed prior to the class session for which they are assigned.


Grading Policy:


Grades will be assigned based on the following percentages:


    A       100 – 90

    B       89 – 80

    C       79 – 70

    D       69 – 60

    F        <59


Weights of required assignments/activities

Class participation       50 points

Chapter Papers 5 x 20     100 points

Final Paper         250 points

















June 3 (AM)       Introduction and overview

                         Discuss course requirements

                         Reading assignments sections 1 – 6


June 3 (PM)       Review Movie: African- Americans


                         Assignment: Review of topic


June 10 (AM)     Reading Assignment: 7 – 14

                         Managing Cultural Diversity

                         The Emotional Connection of Distinguishing Differences

                         And Conflict


June 10 (PM)     Review Movie: Chinese American Experience


                         Assignment: Review of topic   


June 17 (AM)     Reading Assignment 15 – 22

                         Strategies for Managing Human Resource Diversity


June 17 (PM)     Review: Latin experience in America


                         Assignment: Review of topic


June 23       Reading Assignment: 23 – 27, Paper Due


June 30       Reading Assignment 28 – 32, Paper Due


July 7         Reading Assignment 33 – 37, Paper Due


July 10       Reading Assignment 38 – 42, Paper Due


July 17       Reading Assignment 43 – 48, Paper Due


July 18 – August 12   Research and prepare a 15-page paper on, diversity Issues facing                                 Businesses or Corporations in America .

                                (Paper Due, August 12, 2006)