Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Campus Access Dissertation

Department

Educational Leadership and Policies

Sub-Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rhonda Jeffries

Abstract

The purpose of this discourse analysis study is to explore Banks' Levels of Multicultural Integration in discourse in selected virtual, graduate level diversity courses. The courses are designed to be introductory courses in diversity (designed primarily for the education field although several other disciplines also offer said courses as an elective choices). The data is comprised of transcripts gleaned from synchronous class virtual meetings, an examination of the students' final exams, and an interview with the instructor. The data will be coded for content and its respective principle(s) demonstrated and analyzed accordingly.

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