This course provides an introduction to the issues of diversity in the U.S. from a social work perspective. The focus is on sensitivity to populations at risk of discrimination and oppression. Knowledge and insights gained through the readings, class discussions, and activities will be applied to students' interactions with clients of community-based partner organizations as part of a required service learning component. Students spend approximately 20 hours over the semester in the community with agencies such as the Food Bank of Alaska, Bean's Café, & Kid's Kitchen. (The course is offered fall and spring and may also be offered in the summer.