Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour course will provide students with essential information about focused on race, ethnic origin, and socio-economic status of employees and potential employees; biases and prejudice associated with race, ethnicity, national origin and socio-economic status, the impact of origin on career advances. Further, students will become aware of practices in improving opportunities for all employees.

Course Objectives

  1. Define prejudice and stereotyping
  2. Recognize the role of prejudice in forming judgement.
  3. Recognize the role of prejudice and stereotype in engaging in behaviors.
  4. Identify stereotypes and barriers stemming from national origin or socioeconomic status.
  5. Describe cultural characteristics and belief systems of various ethnic groups in the United States.
  6. Recognize barriers to career success associated with national origin or socioeconomic status.
  7. Identify practices in minimizing barriers for workplace success for employees regardless of origin.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 22.5 hours over the length of the course for course related activities.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria


Gergana (Gery) Markova, Ph.D.

Bio: Gery earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management for the University of Central Florida in 2006.
Research: Workplace deviance, employee well-being, and HR practices for small business.
Sample Publications: She has published research in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Journal of Social Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Management Research, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, International Journal of Business Research and Management, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, and International Journal of Strategic Management.