PSYCH 122 - Intergroup Dialogues
Section: 002
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Notes:
Due to high demand, students who do not attend the mass meeting on the first day of class will be dropped from the course.
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be used as a prerequisite for, or included in a major in Psychology. Does not count toward the requirements for the major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).

In a multicultural society, discussion about group conflict, commonalities, and differences can facilitate understanding and interaction between social groups. In this course, students will participate in structured meetings of at least two different social identity groups, discuss readings, and explore each group's experiences in social and institutional contexts.

Students will examine psychological, historical, and sociological materials which address each group's experiences, and learn about issues facing the groups in contemporary society. The goal is to create a setting in which students will engage in open and constructive dialogue, learning, and exploration. The second goal is to actively identify alternative resolutions of intergroup conflicts. Different term-long sections of this course focus on different identity groups (for example, past dialogues include: Multiracial, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, White Racial Identity, Students of Color Intragroup, Religion, Arab/Jewish, International/US, Sexual Orientation, and Ableism).

All course materials and readings will be available on canvas.

Questions regarding this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 734-936-1875,, 1214 South University.

Course Requirements:

The final course grade is based on attendance and participation, weekly journal assignments and readings, a group project, and a final paper.

Intended Audience:

Students must obtain an electronic override from our department in order to enroll in this course. To obtain an override, please submit an override request form by visiting

Meets one of the Intergroup Relations Education Minor requirements, and the Diversity Cluster requirement for the School of Social Work (SSW) Community Action and Social Change (CASC) Minor.

PSYCH 122 - Intergroup Dialogues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Note: Note: Interested students must fill out an online request at Due to high demand, students who do not attend the mass meeting on the first day of class will be dropped from the course. If you have questions, please contact Anti'Shay Thurman (phone: 936-1875; e-mail:
002 (SEM)
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
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