Courses in Pilot Program (Division 445)

All Pilot Program courses are taught in Alice Lloyd Hall by Resident Fellows who live as well as work in the dormitory. Pilot students have enrollment priority for Pilot classes; space permitting, however, any undergraduate may enroll in a Pilot course. For further information, call 764-7521. For more complete course listings, go to Alice Lloyd Hall, 100 South Observatory Street.

119. Cross-Cultural Studies II. Pilot Program student. (3). (Excl).
SECTION 002: CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES: AN EAST ASIAN PERSPECTIVE. This class will explore an East Asian way of viewing the world. You will read and discuss different aspects of life in China and other eastern countries. Topics focus on family, medicine, art and philosphy. (Ai)

150. Pilot Mini-Course. Pilot Program students. (1-2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.
SECTION 003: LATINOS IN THE U.S.: A DIALOGUE ON THE MEANING OF ETHNICITY. This minicourse explores questions of ethnic identity and intragroup relations among Latinos in the U.S. Looking at commonalties and differences we will examine the experience of being "Chicano", "Puerto Rican", "Cuban", "Central American", or "South American", in relation to the Anglo majority, to other ethnic and racial groups and in relation to one another. (Zuniga, Martinez).

SECTION 007: CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION: In this minicourse students will be introduced to the complexities of cross-cultural communication through interactive, experiential exercises. Differences in communication styles and in the values that drive communication will be covered for several cultural groups, including the U.S. majority culture and some minority cultures within the U.S. Attendance to all sessions is required. (Clifford).

SECTION 009: RESOLVING CONFLICTS. Conflict is part of everyday life. In this minicourse students will be introduced to a variety of skills which can be used to manage or resolve conflicts. Other issues that will be addressed include: How do values and fears impact dealing with conflict? What impact does personal conflict styles have on the resolution or management of conflict? What are the appropriate communication skills to utilize interest-based negotiation to resolve conflicts? (Smith)

152. Pilot Mini-Course. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
SECTION OO1: MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS. The main purpose of this minicourse is to promote more contact and understanding among students of different backgrounds. Students will have the opportunity to explore their "cultural" views in dialogue groups. Students will develop skills and inter-cultural awareness that enable to build bridges across gender, race/ethnicities, social class, religion, and sexual orientation. (Monroe-Fowler, Motoike, Zuniga)

165. Pilot Composition. (4). (Introductory Composition).
This course, which fulfills the Introductory Composition Requirement, emphasizes argumentative writing and related skills that are needed for success in college work. Various themes are determined by the instructors who come from many different academic backgrounds. This course makes full use of the close living-learning environment of the Pilot Program.

189/Sociology 204. Intergroup Relations and Conflict. (3). (SS).
This course is borne out of the realization that never in the history of our society have major global, social and individual problems been as prevalent as today. Often, these problems have been accompanied by high levels of violence and destruction. The purpose of this course is to share with you some of the major theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding and identifying problems in intergroup relations and in developing useful skills in dealing with conflict situations. At the heart of this course is the systematic analysis of the historical origins and the structural causes of significant and persistent human conflicts among individuals, groups, communities identity groups, and nations. We also seek to advance our understanding of the processes and conditions requisite for the cooperative, just and peaceful resolutions of these conflicts. It is safe to predict that, over the next generation, our society's greatest opportunities will be offered to those who have developed keener insights and skills in addressing the resolution of major social problems. It is our hope that the course's theoretical content and participatory teaching style will significantly contribute in educating students to become more skilled, humane, and compassionate in the analysis, management and non-violent resolution of conflicts. (Sfeir-Younis)


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