Humanities Institute

Upcoming Difficult Dialogues Courses 2012-2013

Mon, September 17, 2012
Upcoming Difficult Dialogues Courses 2012-2013
Amy Schweiss in discussion with other students

Difficult Dialogues seminars are distinctive in their focus on teaching students the skills they need to participate in constructive dialogue about controversial and potentially divisive issues. 

To date UT faculty have developed fourteen Difficult Dialogue courses, most of which are part of the First-Year Signature Course program for entering students. Public Forums focusing on current controversial topics complement the courses and engage a broader public.  The program also offers workshops and resources for Difficult Dialogues faculty.

Fall 2012

UGS 302 Difficult Dialogues: HIV/AIDS
Shannon Cavanagh

UGS 302 Difficult Dialogues: Immigration and Community Engagement
Suzy Seriff

UGS 303 Difficult Dialogues: Islam and Sexuality
Faegheh Shirazi

Advanced Difficult Dialogue: The War on Drugs
John Hoberman

Spring 2013 

UGS 302 Difficult Dialogues: Living with Dying
Barbara Jones

UGS 302 Difficult Dialogues: International Development and Human Rights in African History
Rarumisai Charumbira

UGS 303 Difficult Dialogues: Talking About Race Through Performance
Omi Osun

UGS 303 Difficult Dialogues: Race and Public Policy in the U.S.
Robert Crosnoe

UGS 302 Difficult Dialogues: Framing Sustainability
Gloria Lee

Advanced Difficult Dialogues: Representing Africa
Tola Mosadomi

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