Intergroup Dialogues

Intergroup Dialogues

Intergroup dialogue is "a facilitated, face-to-face encounter that strives to create new levels of understanding, relating and action between two or more social identity groups who have a history of conflict or potential conflict" (Zúñiga & Nagda, 2003).

In collaboration with the Social Justice Education program, CMASS sponsors dialogue coursework opportunities for undergraduate students, including:

EDUC 202: Intergroup Dialogue

  • In small and diverse groups, students will engage in facilitated conversations across differences of race/ethnicity, gender, and other social identities. They will explore differences and commonalities as well as examine contentious issues and opportunities for intergroup collaboration using dialogic methods. To enroll, interested students must submit a placement form, available on the course website.
    • 4 credits; Semester-long; Fall Semester
    • General Education/Diversity (SB) (U), open to all majors/concentrations
    • For more information or questions, please contact umassdialogues@gmail.com.

EDUC 392B: Intragroup Dialogue

  • In small and diverse groups of students from a similar social context (e.g., Greek letter students, student leaders, etc.), students will engage in facilitated conversations across differences of race/ethnicity, class, and other social identities. They will examine issues and opportunities to collaborate with other students as well as explore how identities shape their experiences. This course is intended to develop dialogic skills to address conflict and relationships across student communities. To enroll, interested students must submit a placement form.
    • 1 credit; Weekend-long (Saturday and Sunday); Fall & Spring Semester
    • Open to all majors/concentrations
    • For more information or questions, please contact cmassdialogues@gmail.com.