InterGroup Dialogue (IGD) courses are three-credit courses designed to bring together students from different cultural and social identity groups in a facilitated learning environment. Interactive dialogues engage students in exploring issues of diversity and inequality as well as their personal and social responsibility for building a more just university and society. Students gain valuable leadership skills that they can effectively utilize long beyond the classroom.
IGD classes are listed on Buckeyelink as Edu P&L 2577-0010 Seminar: Career Development and Leadership Training in Higher Education
For Fall 2012 sessions, please contact Nicole Nieto.email@example.com.
To enroll in an InterGroup Dialogue, login to Buckeyelink and use the 5-digit course number for the course you wish to enroll in. If you have any questions, need help registering, or are interested in the range of IGD offerings please email Nicole Nieto, firstname.lastname@example.org
InterGroup Dialogue courses are carefully structured to explore social group identity, conflict, community, and social justice. Each intergroup dialogue involves identity groups defined by race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. Each identity group is represented in the dialogue by a balanced number of student participants, usually 5-8 participants from each group. Trained facilitators-one from each represented identity group-encourage dialogue rather than debate. Students examine and discuss reading materials that address issues and experiences relevant to the groups in the dialogue, in relation to both the University setting and general society. Facilitators and participants explore similarities and differences among and across groups, and strive toward building a multicultural and democratic community.
IGD Learning Outcomes:
- To develop intergroup understanding by helping students explore their own and others' social identities and statuses, and the role of social structures in relationships of privilege and inequality
- To foster positive intergroup relationships by developing students' empathy and motivation to bridge differences of identities and statuses
- To foster intergroup collaboration for personal and social responsibility toward greater social justice
Why is racism always a black/white thing? Am I expected to represent everyone in my group? Are guys always expected to pay on a date? Spend the semester exploring these and many other questions in the Multicultural Center's three credit hour course. Classes meet twice a week and aim to expand self-awareness and develop valuable dialogue skills. Receive credit for the Leadership Minor while examining and discussing issues and experiences relevant to Ohio State and society. All classes meet at the Multicultural Center, Suite 1000, Ohio Union. Please see the topics below and email Nicole Nieto, email@example.com, with any questions.
EDU P&L 2577-0010 (15872) - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 12:45pm-2:05pm
This is a blended course that includes both in-person and online components. Because the course meets only 50% of the time as a traditional on-campus course, a substantial amount of the work occurs online. The primary topic of the course is socioeconomic status, though other social identities are explored as well.
EDU P&L 2577-0020 (15873) - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 2:20pm-3:40pm
This course focuses on spirituality and interfaith topics, while also exploring other social identities. Learn more about spiritual and religious traditions in Ohio and the world while developing important dialogue skills.
EDU P&L 2577-0030 (15874) - Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:35am-10:55am
This course explores social identities in general, including gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and religion. Participants also learn important dialogue skills.