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EDUC 2610 - The Intergroup Dialogue Project


(CA-AG, D-AG, SBA-AG) (CU-CEL)     
Fall, spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

A. Grabiner Keinan.

The Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) at Cornell is a structured, peer facilitated course offering an opportunity for students to develop the skills of/for dialogue in complex and dynamic social and institutional contexts. Students meet in intimate, small group settings to explore personal and social identity formation while examining historical, psychological, and sociological course readings. More broadly IDP fosters a critical awareness of the ways in which sexism, heterosexism, religious intolerance and racism disable social justice and undermine deliberative democracy. Through a variety of in class exercises, written assignments and collaborative action projects students engage, analyze and develop the skills of dialogue for effective communication across social differences in highly diverse social contexts.

Outcome 1: To examine how personal/group socialization influences our perspective, feelings, and behaviors regarding real life issues.

Outcome 2: To discuss real life, controversial topics.

Outcome 3: Learn how to stay in dialogue even when groups differ.

Outcome 4: To learn how to use conflict in a way that deepens understanding.

Outcome 5: Explore the dynamics of inter-group relations in the classroom.

Outcome 6: Explore membership in own social identity group in the dialogue.

Outcome 7: Understand individual and group identity within sanctum of own group.



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