Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    May 27, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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ILRID 2510 - Foundations of Diversity Dynamics


     
Fall, Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

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The purpose of this course is to introduce you to core concepts related to diversity and inclusion. We will begin with an exploration of social identities and how they relate to key psycho-social processes –such as social cognition, power and privilege, stereotyping, and status differentiation – underlying interpersonal and intergroup dynamics in settings characterized by demographic diversity. We will then turn to an analysis of remedies or interventions for addressing diversity-related challenges and unpack what is meant by “equity and inclusion.” A guiding assumption for this course is that in order to fully understand the implications of diversity for society, you must personally confront issues having to do with power, privilege, stereotypes, identity, and discrimination. In an effort to increase awareness and understanding, we will adopt an experiential approach whenever possible, including videos and related discussions, experiential exercises and activities, fieldwork, and written assignments.



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