ALA 320 - Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Admission by application. Previous participation in ALA 122/PSYCH 122/SOC 122 strongly encouraged.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course is designed to give students a foundation for the effective facilitation of structured multicultural intergroup dialogues as a social justice education tool. It is intended for students who wish to facilitate intergroup dialogues in a future semester. The topics of this course include group facilitation skills and their applications in inclusive, diverse settings; group processes and dynamics involving social power; social identity group development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance, and the nature of social oppression.  

This course is required to fulfill the Facilitator track of the Minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

Course Schedule:
Required Retreat:
Friday, September 9
Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 11

Class Meetings:
Section 001: T/Th, 1-2pm from September 20th- November 17th
Section 002: M/W, 11am-12pm from September 19th- November 16th

Please see our courses website for more information. Questions regarding this course should be directed to The Program on Intergroup Relations,


Course Requirements:

Departmental Permission is Required. Please see for more information


ALA 320 - Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This class will start with a retreat on the following dates: Sep 9,10,11, then meet regularly on Tue/Thur 1-2, Sep 20 - Nov. 11.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This class will start with a retreat on the following dates: Sep 9,10,11, then meet regularly on Mon/Wed 11-12, Sep 19 - Nov. 16.

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