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Dialogues on Race and Racism

Instructor
T. Foley, Martinez

This course is based on the intergroup dialogue model where two facilitators of differing social identity groups encourage dialogue among class members about persistent social issues and conflicts related to race, racism, and its intersections with other social identities such as class, gender, sexual orientation, religion and immigration/migration background.  The intergroup dialogue approach to teaching about race and racism in the United States is pedagogically unique. The class is balanced with approximately half of the students self-identifying as White and the other half identifying as Students of Color or racial minorities in the United States and at Davidson College. Classroom diversity, balance and size is critical for building the trust and safety necessary for a racially diverse class to deeply engage the topic of race and multicultural education as a practice. Through interactive activities, in-class dialogues, course readings, and self-reflective writing assignments, students will learn about important issues and perspectives facing the participating populations on campus and in the United States. This course is by permission only and a pre-registration survey must be completed before the instructors determine the final class roster.


Satisfies a requirement in the Communication Studies major and interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement.


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This course is by permission only. A pre-registration survey must be completed before the instructors determine the final class roster. To take this survey, navigate to this link: https://davidsonedu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ok6O8reW0kfjpj. Direct any questions or problems to Trent Foley, trfoley@davidson.edu. You will be notified via email whether you have been admitted to the class on or just after the date that WebTree closes.