ALA 220 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
No credit granted if you've already taken ALA 220, SOC 218, or PSYCH 218 with the topic "Foundations in Intergroup Relations (#2).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

Description

(Synchronous and Remote)

This introductory course will examine the history of various social identity groups in the United States including identities based on race/ethnicity, gender, religion, socio-­-economic class, sexual orientation, and ability status. This course will also examine the theory behind how social identity groups form, and how bias develops (prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination). We will also explore how people develop an understanding of their own social identity group membership, how groups are impacted by privilege and power dynamics, and how to develop advocacy for groups to which one does not belong. Students can expect to participate in class through individual and group projects as well as a class discussion. While there will be some lectures, this course is primarily interactive and activity-based.

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

All aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. This course will be offered synchronously where students are engaging in class discussions and activities. We will rely primarily on zoom for our class meetings. Students will be expected to attend class during the scheduled meeting times. Because of the community nature of this class, a camera is expected. Accommodations will be made for students with excused absences.

Schedule

ALA 220 - Foundations of Intergroup Relations
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
20565
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 Online
27988
Closed
0
15Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: There may be occasional opportunities for face-to-face meetings for individual students who are local. The face-to-face opportunities are optional, not required. Questions? Contact igrcourses@umich.edu
003 (SEM)
 Online
32479
Open
3
13Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
 Online
34279
Open
1
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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