SOC 324 - Advanced Practicum in Intergroup Relations
Fall 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
1 - 4
Other:
Experiential
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
UC 320/PSYCH 310/SOC 320.
Other Course Info:
A combined total of eight credits of SOC 225 (and 389), 321, 324, 394, 395, and 396 may be counted toward a major in Sociology.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

In order to take this course, you need to complete ALA 320: Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation.

This course follows "Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation" and requires applied work in facilitating intergroup dialogues. Students will be facilitating a dialogue section that meets on Wednesdays, 3-5 PM. Students will receive financial compensation for successfully facilitating intergroup dialogue. Students participate in weekly seminars and frequent instructor/coach consultations to: 

  • Discuss and prepare work for weekly dialogue sessions
  • Strengthen facilitators’ own understanding of intergroup relations 
  • Further develop the co-­facilitation relationship and experience 
  • Discuss theory and practice of group observation, conflict intervention, intergroup communication, and community building 
  • Strengthen facilitators’ understanding and participation in liberatory education
  • Continue facilitators’ own personal growth and development in the intergroup dialogue process 

 

Practicum focuses on helping students develop and improve their skills as intergroup dialogue facilitators and peer social justice educators. This will be done in the context of the belief that facilitation skills can be used throughout life to create positive social change. Effective facilitators are effective social change agents. Moreover, by debriefing their actual dialogue experiences, facilitators can deepen their own learning about identity, discrimination, privilege, and social justice. Ultimately, we believe that individuals with strong intergroup dialogue facilitation skills are one of the key pieces in developing a just and equitable society. This course fulfills the LSA Race & Ethnicity Requirement. 

 

*An additional two credits can be obtained by simultaneously enrolling in ALA 270. 

 Course Expectations:

All ALA 322 students are required to attend a mandatory virtual retreat August 27-28, 2022.

The Practicum course will meet on Mondays, 9-noon or 2-5 pm with their co-facilitators and Practicum instructors. Facilitators will facilitate their dialogues on Wednesdays from 10 am - 12 pm or 3-5 p.m. 

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

 

Course Requirements:

Students need to complete the application by going to this link: IGR FA 22 ALA 321 Practicum Application

Intended Audience:

For students who are facilitating Intergroup Dialogues, and who can attend during the scheduled class time.

Class Format:

Students will be expected to attend class during the scheduled meeting times. Accommodations will be made for students with excused absences.

Schedule

SOC 324 - Advanced Practicum in Intergroup Relations
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 In Person
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Note: This class will have a weekend retreat on the following dates: Sep 10,11,12.

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