SOC 321 - Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Other:
Experiential
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PSYCH 310/SOC 320 and permission of instructor.
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 not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (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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Description

 

 

In order to take this course, you must have completed 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 Tuesdays,10 am - 12 pm (Sec 001) or 2-4 pm (Sec 002). 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. 

Class begins with a required weekend retreat. Please plan to reserve the following days for retreat.

Saturday, January 7th, 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 8th, 9am-5pm


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

 

Course Requirements:

-Students must complete ALA 320: Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation in order to take this course.

-Students must complete the application by going to this link: WI23 ALA 321 Application

Schedule

SOC 321 - Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31541
Open
6
 
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (SEM)
 In Person
31543
Open
5
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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