IGD 150: Intergroup Dialogue

 

Thank you for your interest in the Intergroup Dialogue course! See the course description below. If you are interested in signing up for IGD 150, the first step is to fill out the registration form. Filling out the form does not guarantee you a spot in the class, but you can't get instructor permission without first doing this. Questions? Please feel free to contact either of the Co-Directors of the Intergroup Dialogue Program: Connie Wolfe (conniewolfe@muhlenberg.edu) or Jenna Azar (jennaazar@muhlenberg.edu).

 


IGD 150 Course Description:

In our pluralistic society, it is vital for people to develop the capacity to address issues of difference and inequality in honest and productive ways. Students in this class will engage in facilitated dialogues about social identity with other students who identities differ from their own. Participants will read, view, and discuss scholarly and artistic material about social difference, give voice to their own experiences, and listen to and learn from the views of others. The class will investigate how systems of oppression such as racism and sexism affect different groups, and examine processes of alliance-building to combat those systems. Regular writing assignments will provide opportunities for students to extend and deepen their in-class learning. Students will also explore ways to apply what they learn through the dialogue process toward goals of transformative change and social justice at both interpersonal and communal levels. Meets one of the DE general academic requirements when students take two Intergroup Dialogue courses. 

The class is taught by two facilitators. It is graded, worth half a credit, and meets once per week for 9 weeks. Enrollment in the IGD 150 course is "by permission of instructor" and the process to register is different from that of other courses. To obtain instructor approval, click on the registration link. You will be asked to provide some information about yourself and your social identities.