This is the first course in a two-course sequence designed to give students a foundation in awareness, knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to effectively facilitate multicultural group interactions including structured intergroup dialogues. The topics of this course include social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments; basic group facilitation skills and their applications in a multicultural setting.
ALA 320 is cross-listed with Sociology 320 and Psychology 310. Students interested in Processes of Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation should read through the information below and complete an online Training application.
Designed to provide the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate multicultural group interactions, The Program on Intergroup Relations’ facilitator training course (ALA 320) develops basic group facilitation skills through theoretical and experiential learning on topics such as group dynamics, conflict intervention, intergroup communication, and community building. Students will engage in discussions, activities, and readings focused on prejudice, stereotyping, privilege, oppression, social identity, group development.