2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

CFST 3500 - Intergroup Dialogue


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

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor based on interview

Note: Offered with focus on race or dis/ability. Students may enroll in more than one intergroup dialogue course if topics differ.

Credits: 4