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Course SummaryThis course can help prepare you to pass the UExcel Cultural Diversity exam and earn transferable college credits in social science. Use this study guide as an affordable way to strengthen your understanding of all the topics covered on the exam through concise and engaging lessons, multiple-choice quizzes, and a practice exam.
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About This Course
By taking this fun and engaging UExcel Cultural Diversity prep course, you can prepare to pass the UExcel exam and earn 3 college credits in approximately 2 weeks. Credits earned from achieving a passing score on the UExcel exam are transferable to thousands of colleges and universities.
This self-paced course helps you review key topics related to cultural relations, prejudice, social movements, gay rights, legislation, early feminism, and more. You'll also learn about Amendments to the United States Constitution. Our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are separated by topic and are easy to follow.
Syllabus & Course Information
The lessons in this course will strengthen your knowledge and ability to achieve the objectives detailed below. These objectives align with the questions on the UExcel Cultural Diversity exam.
- Define 'culture' and 'acculturation'
- Discuss cultural ideologies like cultural relativism and ethnocentrism
- Explain how agents of cultural transmission (media, religion, education, and family) affect cultural unification and divergence
- Describe the social roots of cultural difference
- Explain the role of power in cultural dominance
- Classify interpretations of cultural difference based on race, sex, and class
- Discuss cultural diversity in terms of social stratification
- Recall various types of discrimination
- Detail theories of prejudice and discrimination
- Discuss assimilation, integration, and pluralism as patterns of ethnic relations
- Describe religious and national identities of racial and ethnic groups in the United States
This course has no prerequisites, though familiarity with introductory sociology and cultural anthropology are helpful. Some students may choose to take Sociology 101 or Anthropology 101 prior to taking Cultural Diversity.
This course provides an opportunity to study for the UExcel Cultural Diversity exam at your own pace with engaging video lessons, text lessons, and quizzes. It is divided into 16 chapters and about 126 lessons; each video lesson takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and includes a transcript that allows you to follow along. You can tailor your studies based on your specific needs.
The short assessment quizzes test your knowledge of essential topics and can also be printed for offline study. If you need help with a particular topic, you can send questions to subject matter experts for assistance. You can use your personal Dashboard to keep track of the lessons you've completed. Each chapter has a practice exam, which can serve as an additional assessment of your knowledge and preparedness to take the exam.
UExcel Cultural Diversity Exam Information
The UExcel Cultural Diversity exam covers terms, facts, concepts, and theories related to the social construction of difference in North American society. This subject is generally learned in an upper-level one semester social science course.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 125
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $355
UExcel Cultural Diversity Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Conceptualizing Cultural Diversity||25%||31 questions||26 lessons|
|Racial and Ethnic Identities and Experiences||25%||31 questions||44 lessons|
|Framework for Understanding Cultural Diversity||20%||25 questions||11 lesson|
|Patterns of Ethnic Relations||15%||19 questions||24 lessons|
|Responses to Dominance and Inequality||15%||19 questions||21 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
Passing the UExcel Cultural Diversity exam will allow you to earn 3 upper-level college credits, which can help to mitigate the cost of your degree. It can also significantly reduce the amount of time you spend in school. This course allows you to efficiently prepare for the UExcel Cultural Diversity exam and quickly earn credits.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Cultural Diversity Exam
There are nearly 17 hours of instruction available in this exam prep course. The convenient lessons give you the flexibility to study at your own pace. The timetable provided below is a general guide that can provide an idea of how much time you'll need to prepare for the exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 2 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 3 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||About 6 weeks|
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