IGD or Intergroup Dialogue, offered by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Educational Psychology, is available to all undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Two classes are offered to students interested in learning more about issues related to diversity, social justice and intercultural education.
Students may register for these for-credit classes during their assigned course registration times. The courses are listed under the Department of Educational Psychology. Course instructor approval is not needed for EDP 210 and EDP 369K classes, but is required for EDP 469K.
Contact Intergroup Dialogue at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-471-9700 for more information.
EDP 210, taught by students for students, is a class that explores social identities defined by gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical ability and age. Dialogue topics change every year.
Through discussions of reading materials and experiential exercises, students examine similarities and differences among and across groups, and strive to gain a deeper understanding of individual and group identity, diverse perspectives, and the experiences of specific social groups.
Any UT Austin undergraduate, regardless of academic major, social identities and level of knowledge about diversity issues, is welcome to register for this class!
EDP 369K is a unique class designed to provide the foundational skills and knowledge needed to facilitate multicultural group interactions, particularly intergroup dialogues. Topics include basic group facilitation skills; social identity and group development; prejudice and stereotyping; privilege and oppression; intergroup communication; conflict intervention; and community building techniques.
This is an opportunity for students to expand their own self-awareness and potentially have an impact on the identity development and multicultural understanding of other students. Through the training course, students will develop valuable life skills in communication, group dynamics, teamwork, facilitation and other valuable areas.
Looking for ways to make a difference at The University of Texas at Austin? This class may be an opportunity to do so!
EDP 469K is a practicum required for peer facilitators who have been selected to facilitate the EDP 210 class. Students selected for this practicum demonstrate responsibility, commitment to the pursuit of social justice, and a desire to teach, learn and grow with others.
Through the training course and peer facilitator role, students develop valuable life skills in communication, group dynamics, teamwork, facilitation and other valuable areas. Peer facilitators are supervised by university instructors, with whom they are required to meet on a weekly basis.
Eligibility for this class is restricted to students who have completed the EDP 369K course. For more information, please contact Smita Ruzicka at email@example.com.