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dialogue courses

Diversity & Social Justice Education offers several credit-bearing courses focused on dialogue and understanding cultural diversity.  These courses provide a space for students to have an open dialogue with their peers in small group settings, while also considering the histories, social contexts, and theoretical frameworks for that social issue. 

 

EPSY 203: Social Issues Group Dialogue 

Utilizing an intergroup dialogue framework, students in this second, eight-week, 1-credit course explore one particular social identity to enhance their understanding. 

8 week spring course alert! Enrollment is now open!

March 21st - May 4th, 2022

Available Sections Spring 2022:

  • Conservative/Liberal Dialogue (CRN: 50833)

This dialogue course introduces students to different dimensions and aspects of political relations within the United States and, depending on class interest, between the US and other countries.  We will explore the histories, social contexts, and ideas that have shaped your experiences as conservative and liberal students.

  • Race/Ethnicity (CRN: 50834 or 50837)

We invite you to join us in this interactive course designed to discuss topics centered around race, culture, stereotypes, social privilege, macroaggressions, etc.  We encourage students to bring their own unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to the classroom to inform our dialogue.

  • Exploring Sexual Identity (CRN: 50835)

This course offers students an opportunity to explore and examine the experiences and perspectives of those with various sexual identities and orientations through readings, multimedia, and dialogue.  Through collaborative sense-making, students will build their understanding of what these identities mean for them and their relationship with others.

  • Exploring Gender (CRN: 50836)

In a world increasingly attentive to identity, this course provides space to explore gender within our current context.  Topics will include the spectrum of gender identity, language, current events, and skill building for analysis and discussion. 

  • Resisting Marginalization (CRN: 50838)

This course is highly experiential, interactive, and it helps students to develop various skills.  These skills include critical thinking, listening, perspective taking, and critical self-reflection.  Students are also challenged to develop awareness and understanding of critical intergroup relations issues affecting individuals, organizations and communities.

May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours.  May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.