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Area of Study
Goals: To learn about social identity, difference, and intersectionality, and how they are linked to social inequality, privilege and power; to explore sources of conflict in social interaction within and across identity groups; and to examine how individual experience is connected to intergroup relations, institutional structures and broader social context. Content: Intergroup dialogue courses emphasize awareness and knowledge of particular social identities (such as race or dis/ability) and development of group interaction skills. Content includes what distinguishes dialogue as a form of social interaction; processes through which individuals form social identities; how identities shape interdependence, conflict, power, privilege and solidarity among and within groups; historical and contemporary perspectives on intergroup relations; and how identities and group membership inform possibilities for social change. Students will practice critical analysis skills with a focus on their own experiences and on group dynamics using key concepts in identity development and intergroup relations. Taught: Annually Note: Offered with focus on race or dis/ability. When the focus is race, instructor permission is required for registration. Students may enroll in more than one intergroup dialogue course if topics differ. Credits: 4
Geurts, Kathryn, "CFST3500-01.Intergroup Dialogue.Sp17.Geurts,Kathryn" (2017). Syllabi. 12346.
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