Spring 2014 classes you may have overlooked

We’ve been asked to share information about a couple of classes that are relevant to students considering legal careers and that still have spots open for the Spring 2014 semester.

The first is EDUC 202—Intergroup Dialogue:

Imagine sitting in a circle with 15 other students talking about subjects you rarely get to discuss?

EDUC 202: Intergroup Dialogue: Social Issues in Intergroup Relations is a course where you and your voice and your experience are central.

In this course you will learn from other’s experiences, examine social justice issues on campus and in the community (e.g., gender roles, immigration, violence, race and gender in sports, sexism and racism on campus, ally relationships), and explore different perspectives and controversial issues using constructive approaches to dialogue and the bridging of differences. All majors are welcome!

EDU 202: INTERGROUP DIALOGUE is a 4 credit graded course it meets the General Ed Requirements Social and Cultural Diversity (U) and Social and Behavioral Science (SB) requirement.

What’s unique about Intergroup Dialogue?
** Your experiences are at the center of learning about & understanding differences IGD provides an interactive classroom setting to explore issues in small, co-facilitated diverse groups.

Why take Intergroup Dialogue?
** Diversity on campus does not always = meaningful interaction across groups.
** You are better prepared to live and work in a diverse society when you engage with diverse perspectives.
** You will gain real world communication skills, practicing dialogic methods, and build opportunities for intergroup collaboration.

Sections meet on Thursdays from 4:00-6:30, and for a one-day class retreat on Sat., Feb 15th, from 9:00 to 5:00. The course runs for 11 weeks, beginning Jan. 30th.

For more information and to submit a placement form (needed to be registered) for the class, please visit the course website, http://people.umass.edu/educ202-xzuniga

For questions please e-mail us at umassdialogues@gmail.com or call 413-545-5799.

EDUC 202 is co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS).

The second course is Labor 280, Labor and Work in the US:

Labor 280