Course Description

We talk about microaggressions and yet most of us feel woefully unprepared to address them when we encounter them. Microaggressions are not always racial...but they always impact us. We all experience microaggressions for many reasons, most them are related to our differences, specifically how we differ
from what is considered the "norm." This presentation builds knowledge and skill to be able to identify and effectively address microaggessions when they occur.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course:

  1. Students will be able to recognize microaggressions and their impact.
  2. Students will be able to examine personal bias and recognize how it impacts interactions with others.
  3. Students will practice having difficult conversations around race.
  4. Students will develop skills to be effective, compassionate communicators.


Online course only. Web access Required. This course is hosted on Moodle, students will be automatically enrolled once payment is processed. Course materials are provided unless listed otherwise. Students must have access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. Not recommended for iPad-only access. Internet Explorer does not support Moodle and is not recommended. Students are asked to login into online environment using, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. YouTube videos might not display on Opera or Internet Explorer. Some videos require Adobe Flash Player.

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Section Title
Addressing and Avoiding Microaggressions: Becoming a Courageous & Compassionate Communicator
Start Now, you have 28 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (1 units) $200.00
Available for Credit
1 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Epoch Education

Course is self-paced. Completion time: 4 weeks.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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