SOC 321 - Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 310/SOC 320 and permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
A combined total of eight credits of SOC 225 (and 389), 321, 324, 394, 395, and 396 may be counted toward a major in Sociology.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Conflict is an inherent part of human nature, individual relationships and thus society. However, there are important, successful and often underreported examples of coalition building and coexistence between groups that historically have been in conflict. This course will examine examples of social conflict based on religion, ethnicity and culture, provide an overview of theories that help to understand the nature of such conflict (i.e., social identity, limited resources, psychological, neurological), and then review current coalition building and coexistence work among various religious, ethnic and cultural groups, as well as in higher education, community programs and NGOs that promote coexistence work (i.e., Oasis of Peace, Slifka Program, UN Difficult Dialogues, Peace Studies Program, etc.). Conflict as a constructive tool for social change will be examined.

Interdisciplinary theories (e.g., psychology, communication, anthropology, political science, sociology) on conflict and coexistence will be used to understand the nature of these human phenomena.

SOC 321 - Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
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001 (SEM)
M 2:30PM - 5:30PM
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Note: An additional 15 hours of seminar TBA. Questions regarding this course should be directed to the Intergroup Relations Program, 936-1875, 3000 Michigan Union.
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