Intergroup Relations (IG)

IG 201A-D -  Intergroup/Intragroup Race Dialogues: People of Color/White People  
Credits: 2-2  

In intergroup/intragroup race dialogue, students learn about racial identity, conflict, community, and social justice in the United States. Trained peer-facilitators encourage dialogue about controversial social issues, such as affirmative action, immigration reform, and interracial relationships in a small classroom setting within the context of the relevant racial identity group(s). Working together with their peer-facilitators, student participants explore similarities and differences among and across groups and strive toward building a multicultural and democratic community. 

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  
IG 251A-D -  Special Topics in Intergroup Relations  
Credits: 1-4  

An examination at the advanced level of special topics, methods, and areas in intergroup relations theory and praxis. Specific topics vary by instructor and semester.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.   
Note(s): May be repeated for credit if on a different topic.  
IG 351A-D -  Advanced Special Topics in Intergroup Relations Theory and Praxis  
Credits: 1-4  

An examination of special topics, methods, and areas in intergroup relations. Specific topics vary by instructor and semester.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.   
Note(s): May be repeated for credit if on a different topic.  
IG 361 -  Racial Identities: Theory and Praxis  
Credits: 4  

An integration of sociological theory and praxis in a seminar that prepares students to facilitate dialogues on race. What factors hinder meaningful discourse about race? What skills promote interracial communication? How can we learn to engage more effectively in dialogue about race, power, and privilege in the United States? Through readings in racial identity theory, reflective and analytic writing, and experiential practice of dialogic communication skills, students learn to facilitate dialogues on controversial race-related topics, such as affirmative action, immigration reform, and interracial relationships. 

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in SO 219 and permission of instructor.   
Note(s): IG 361 is identical to SO 361 except that it is not taught by Sociology faculty.  
IG 364 -  Practicum in Facilitating  
Credits: 3  

A course that helps students develop and improve their skills as dialogue facilitators. This will be done in the context of the belief that facilitation skills can be used throughout life to create social change. Good facilitators are social change agents. Moreover, by debriefing their actual dialogue experiences, facilitators can deepen their learning about racial identity, discrimination, privilege, and social justice. 

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in IG 361 and permission of instructor.   
Note(s): Must be taken concurrently with IG 365.  
IG 365 -  Dialogue Facilitation  
Credits: 2  

An intergroup or intragroup dialogue course in which students facilitate dialogues about racial identity, conflict, community, and social justice. 

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in IG 361 and permission of instructor.   
Note(s): Must be taken concurrently with IG 364.  
IG 371A-D -  Independent Study  
Credits: 1-4  

A program of individual reading and research under the direction of the intergroup relations faculty.