Cost: $100

This 0.5 credit hour course will provide students with essential information about biases and misconceptions associated with size and shape of employees, legal and ethical issues, experiences of employees. Activities in the course will allow students to experience the challenges for employees with different sizes, shapes, looks and expressions. 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. Discuss legal and ethical issues related to employees’ size, shape, look, and expressions.
  5. Differentiate stereotypes from realities about persons with various size, shape, and look.
  6. Recognize barriers to career success for persons with different size, shape, and look.
  7. Identify practices in minimizing barriers for workplace success for employees of different sizes, shapes, look, and expressions.

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.