ALA 122 - Intergroup Dialogues
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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With permission of department.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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In intergroup dialogue, students will participate in semi-structured face-to-face meetings across different social identity groups led by peer facilitators. Though topics will vary by semester, topics may include race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, and educational justice. Through readings, in-class exercises with thoughtful debriefs, and participant journals and other assignments, students will explore their own identities, build relationships across different identities and learn about pertinent issues facing various social identity groups on campus and in society. This course creates a setting in which students engage in open and constructive dialogue, learn about themselves and others, and explore issues concerning intergroup relations, conflict, and social justice. Ultimately, the goal of this class is for students to develop greater intergroup empathy, develop skills to collaborate across differences, and tools to participate in social change. We encourage students who successfully participate in this class to consider taking our training and practicum courses and minoring in IGR. 

The textbook, "Introduction to Intergroup Dialogues: First Edition" edited by Stephanie Hicks

Please see our course website for more information.  Questions regarding this course should be directed to The Program on Intergroup Relations,

Course Requirements:

To receive an override for the class, students must complete the placement survey at

Intended Audience:

For students who can attend during the scheduled class time to participate in class discussions and activities.

Class Format:

This course will be offered in person where students are engaging in class discussions and activities. Students will be expected to attend class during the scheduled meeting times. Accommodations will be made for students with excused absences.


ALA 122 - Intergroup Dialogues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Interested students must fill out a dialogue application. See link in course description. Questions? Email
002 (SEM)
 In Person
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Interested students must fill out a dialogue application. See link in course description. Questions? Email

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