EDUC 2610: INTERGROUP DIALOGUE

If you are interested in enrolling in EDUC 2610, you should read through all of the information on this page and complete a Placement Form (link below).

EDUC 2610 is open to all Cornell undergraduate students. Each section comprises 10 -16 undergraduate participants and two trained peer facilitators and focuses on one of several social identities – race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, (dis)ability, sexual orientation or nationality. Each class meets once a week for three hours. To maximize learning and the opportunity for meaningful intergroup dialogue, sections are created to ensure a mixed and balanced representation of views, experiences, and identities. For example, a sexual orientation dialogue will be half heterosexual/straight students and half LGBTQ+ students. Decisions about which topics are offered in a given semester are based on the social identities of students enrolled that semester. For this reason, it is necessary for us to collect information about our students’ social identities. We do this via our Placement Form.

You do not need to disclose an identity if you are not comfortable doing so, but you do need to complete the Placement Form in order to obtain or maintain enrollment status in the course.

Please note, while we use your self-reported social identities to craft dynamic and diverse sections, this information has no impact on enrollment in this course.

There are two parts to enrolling in EDUC 2610: enrolling in Student Center and completing the Placement Form.

Pre-enroll:

EDUC 2610 is open to all Cornell undergraduates during pre-enroll.

While we use the information from enrolled students’ placement forms to craft dynamic and diverse sections, this information has no impact on whether a student is able to enroll in the course.

If you are not able to enroll during pre-enroll, this is because there are a set number of seats reserved for seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Although a section may appear to be open on Student Center, if you are receiving an error message when you try to enroll, it is because there are no more seats available based on your class year.

Add/drop: If you wish to add the course during add/drop, you need to obtain department consent. To request consent, you need to complete a placement form in order to generate a waitlist entry.

Waitlist: If you are not able to enroll in EDUC 2610 during the pre-enrollment period, you should still complete a Placement Form. When you complete a Placement Form, you will automatically be added to the waitlist. Once the pre-enrollment period is over, we begin forming sections and determining topics based on information we receive from all students enrolled in the course. If there are still spaces available, we will begin to reach out to students on the waitlist to offer them a seat. Once the add/drop period starts, some students may drop the course or attempt to switch to a different section. This may free up additional seats for those on the waitlist. We will contact you by email if a space opens up for you. You do not need to do anything in addition to submitting a Placement Form.

Dropping EDUC 2610: Click here to complete an EDUC 2610 Removal Request Form.

Everyone who enrolls in EDUC 2610 during the pre-enrollment period should complete the Placement Form within 24 hours of enrolling in Student Center.

The Placement Form asks you to disclose basic demographic information and to self-identify various social identities. Decisions about which topics can be offered each semester and which sections students will be enrolled in are based on the identities of all students enrolled in the class in a given semester. Because of Cornell’s enrollment structure and the movement that happens during the Add/Drop Period, we do not know the topics or section assignments until the first day of class. All of the information in the Placement Form is kept strictly confidential and is only accessible to IDP staff (it is not shared with the course facilitators). The information collected is used to create the sections, as well as compile demographic data for research purposes, but the information you disclose will never be shared or used for any other purposes.

You do not need to disclose an identity if you are not comfortable doing so, but you do need to complete the Placement Form in order to obtain or maintain enrollment status in the course.

Fall 2019 Class Times:

Wednesday 10:10 AM – 1:10 PM

Wednesday 1:25 PM – 4:25

Wednesday 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Thursday 10:10 AM – 1:10 PM

Thursday 1:25 PM – 4:25 PM

 

Click here to view EDUC 2610 in the Fall 2019 Class Roster

Intergroup Dialogue is a collection of three-credit peer-facilitated sections, structured to foster communication and collaboration across sociocultural and power differences. By blending theory and experiential learning – introducing participants to core social justice issues through reading materials, and inculcating the key skills for dialoguing across deeply-held value differences – the course strives to prepare students for living and working in an increasingly diverse world.

IDP is a course unlike any other at Cornell; each participant plays the equally important roles of being a teacher and a learner. Our unique, peer-facilitated approach encourages the honest sharing of lived experiences of privilege and oppression – adding a powerful, personal dimension to the dialogue. This mix of storytelling and academic theories, not only challenges deeply entrenched views, but also collectively reshapes one’s understanding of social identities, equity, and justice. Through learning to converse and collaborate with peers from all walks of life, these dialogues further strengthen individual and collective capacities to advance social justice. The course has had an indelible impact on students, and has grown immensely through word-of-mouth. Since its inception in Fall 2012, EDUC 2610 has grown from 30 students in 2 dialogues to over 200 students in 13 dialogues today. We remain committed to our goal of working with at least 200 students each semester; ensuring that at any given time, there are at least 1,000 students on campus using their skills to make a difference.

Section’s full? Add your name to the waitlist.

Complete the Placement Form to add your name to the waitlist. We will contact you if a space opens up. The majority of spaces that open up become available during the add/drop period.

But the section says it’s open in Student Center. 

This is because there are a set number of seats reserved for seniors, juniors, sophomores and first-years. Although the section appears to be open, if you are receiving an error message when you try to enroll, it is because there are no more seats available based on your class year.

I already filled out the Placement Form, but need to make changes.

Use the Placement Form to submit edits to your availability, as well as any other changes. On the second page, you can select that you are submitting an edit, so that you do not need to fill out the whole form again.

How do I drop EDUC 2610?

Click here to complete an EDUC 2610 Removal Request Form.

What distribution requirements does EDUC 2610 fulfill?

  • AAP: Required Out of Department Humanities Elective: Cultural Analysis (CA) & Social Behavior Analysis (SBA)
  • CALS: Diversity (D), Cultural Analysis (CA), & Social Behavior Analysis (SBA) distributions requirements.
  • CHE: Cultural Analysis (CA) and Social Behavior Analysis (SBA) distribution requirements.
  • ENG: Diversity (D), Cultural Analysis (CA), & Social Behavior Analysis (SBA) distributions requirements
  • Applicable towards CALS Education Minor, CALS Leadership Minor and Certificate in Engaged Leadership

Please contact the IDP Program Coordinator, Natasha Steinhall at nms68@cornell.edu or 607-255-5747 with any questions, concerns, or for more information.