PSYCH 122 - Intergroup Dialogues
Section: 001
Term: WN 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).
Primary Instructor:

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).

**This semester IGR will be offering a special Bicentennial Dialogue section, Exploring Educational Equity: Justice for the 21st Century, in addition to the sections above.

In this course, students will participate in structured dialogues around the topic of Educational Justice. This course introduces individuals to the research, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding equity within educational institutions, especially drawing upon the lived experiences of those in the room. Students will discuss their own narratives, explore readings on the K-16 schooling system, and engage in a semester-long project to work toward addressing an educational inequity. Experiential exercises will be utilized to explore educational inequality vis-a-vis identity, representation, power, and oppression. Major themes may include: school choice, affirmative action, standardized testing, school to prison pipeline, and college access/retention.**

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.

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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
012 (DIS)
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