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Intergroup Dialogue: Facilitating Social Justice Conversation (SWK-240)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0404-240-021
Instructor: Rani Varghese
Days: Tuesday 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
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Students will learn to plan, facilitate and evaluate a dialogue based in the model of Intergroup Dialogue. Students will also develop a critical awareness of social identities, understand one’s own connections to power, privilege and oppression and practice intercommunication skills such as active listening, purposeful sending and providing feedback.

Learning Goals:   Students will:1. Develop an awareness of themselves as a member of a social identity group.2. Increase knowledge of multiple social identities and the diversity within identities.3. Analyze the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression.4. Reflect on the interconnections between forms of oppression.5. Describe theories, concepts and practices informing “Intergroup Dialogue”6. Demonstrate dialoguing skills around issues of diversity and social justice.7. Demonstrate dialogue group facilitation skills by planning, co-facilitating and evaluating one in-class or out of class Intergroup Dialogue session.

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