Academic Courses

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 and sexuality, women’s lived experiences, faith and class based identities. SOC|WGS 230 & CFE 200 courses are offered each fall and spring semester of the academic year.

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

For Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, the Intergroup Dialogue Program is offering:

  • Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity
  • Monday 3:45-6:30
  • Co-facilitated by Dellareese Jackson & Mary Cannito-Coville
  • Dialogue on Socioeconomic Inequality and Education
  • Wednesday 3:45-6:30
  • Co-facilitated by Diane Swords & El-Java Abdul-Qadar
  • To register for Fall 2017, the first step is to:

In Spring 2017, the Intergroup Dialogue Program offered three sections (see below):






In Spring 2019, the graduate-level course – Inequality and Intergroup Relations, CFE 640  will be offered again 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 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 (