ALA 220 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Section: 002
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted if you've already taken UC 218, ALA 220, SOC 218, or PSYCH 218 with the topic "Foundations in Intergroup Relations (#2).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This introductory course will examine identity development, intergroup and intercultural relations from social justice framework, and challenge ourselves to think critically and creatively about social justice and worldviews. This course will also examine the history of various social identity groups, the theory behind how social identity groups form, intergroup conflict and coalition building. We will also explore how people develop an understanding of their own social identity group membership, how bias develops (prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, and oppression), how groups are impacted by privilege and power dynamics, and how to develop advocacy for groups to which one does not belong.

Course Requirements:

Varies per instructor, but would include classroom exercises and 2-3 short papers.

Intended Audience:

First-year and second-year students interested in Psychology, Sociology and related disciplines.

Class Format:

3 hpw in seminar format

ALA 220 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
14Y1 or Y2
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
12Y1 or Y2
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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