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Difficult Dialogues: Change Theories, Identity Development, and Leadership
SOC 160
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

This course uses dialectical theories to investigate the connections among social-change theories, frameworks for understanding the construction and development of societal organizations (e.g., hierarchal institution and collaborative networks), principles of participatory leadership and empowerment in organizational change strategies, and concepts of social-identity group development. The intersection of these research fields provides a theoretical foundation to understand dialectical and participatory democracy strategies for advancing social justice within societal institutions populated with diverse individuals. As a learning laboratory for social-change theory, the campus context will be used to explore and/or test theories and hypotheses for advancing social justice within a societal institution.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
Speaking: This course will help students develop the ability to speak effectively in a variety of situations, including multicultural contexts and service learning settings, learning to choose appropriate forms of discourse to different contexts, and to do so intentionally.

Intercultural Literacy: Through readings and dialogues across cultural boundaries, the course will enhance students' abilities to grasp cultural differences and to communicate in a way that is sensitive to such differences.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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