Snapshot

Cornell Affiliations:

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Agriculture and Life Sciences

Overview

Opportunity Description

EDUC 2610 (Intergroup Dialogue) is a 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, readings, and written assignments students engage, analyze and develop the skills of dialogue for effective communication across social differences in highly diverse social contexts.