Academic Courses

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The Intergroup Dialogue Program offers a variety of academic courses including introductory level SOC/WGS 230 & CFE 200 dialogue sections focused on multiple social issues such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, women’s lived experiences, faith and class based identities. SOC/WGS 230 & CFE 200 courses/sections are offered each fall and spring semester of the academic year.


For Fall 2016, the Intergroup Dialogue Program is offering two sections:

  • Intergroup Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity
  • Tuesday 3:30-6:15
  • Women’s Dialogue on Race and Gender
  • Wednesday 3:45-6:30

For Spring 2017, the Intergroup Dialogue Program is offering three sections:

  • Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity
  • Monday 3:45-6:30 OR Tuesday 3:30-6:15
  • Dialogue on Socioeconomic Inequality and Education
  • Wednesday 3:45-6:30
  • More details are provided below





SOC/WGS 230 & CFE 200 Intergroup Dialogue courses meet the Critical Reflections requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences

The first step to register for one of these courses is to complete an online placement form (here’s the link): Intergroup Dialogue Student Interest Form

Also during Spring 2017, a graduate-level course – Inequality and Intergroup Relations, CFE 640  is offered by the faculty director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program Gretchen Lopez, PhDThe course covers the critical pedagogy of intergroup dialogue courses including theory, research, and praxis. This course is scheduled to be taught again in Spring 2018; it serves as one step in the preparation of graduate student (Masters and Doctoral) co-facilitators for the program’s curricular, co-curricular, and community offerings. For questions about facilitating intergroup dialogue, contact Professor Gretchen Lopez (