FASS 207 - Cultural humility: Understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion

Be the change you want to see

Explores the broad topic of cultural humility in order to gain a greater understanding of how cultural beliefs and values impact behaviour. Students will learn to distinguish key terms in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity. Students will explore ways to improve inclusion within a variety of settings including their learning environment, and current/future workplaces.

FASS 207-1 runs May 19 - June 16, 2021. Complete before the workload of your other classes kick in!

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Summer 2021 course outline →

What you will learn and when it is offered

What you'll learn

  1. Distinguish key terms in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity.
  2. Reflect on cultural beliefs and how they impact your behaviour.
  3. Discuss aspects of cultural humility:
    1. Recognize dynamics of power and privilege
    2. Exercise self-reflection and critique
    3. Practice life-long learning
    4. Be comfortable with not knowing
  4. Complete the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Activity.
  5. Appreciate the insights and drawbacks of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions theory.
  6. Brainstorm ideas for inclusion in a variety of settings.

When it is offered


  • May 19
  • May 26
  • June 2
  • June 9
  • June 16


  • 4:30 - 7:20 pm

Course instructor

Rosie Dhaliwal

Rosie Dhaliwal, MEd, is part of SFU’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) leadership team, working to create inclusive systems, processes and culture. In her role as EDI Specialist, Human Resources, she develops and facilitates best practices, programs and services in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion and oversees compliance with applicable policies. She works collaboratively to provide comprehensive education and training for members of the university community.

Rosie holds a master’s degree in Education, which focused on curriculum and instruction with a lens to cultural competency. Rosie has authored and co-authored a number of publications and is pursuing a doctoral degree within SFU’s Faculty of Education. Rosie is a strong advocate for inclusion and passionate about creating a vibrant learning community for students.

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