Two Late Addition Summer 2023 HASS Courses - Enroll Now!

STS Summer Courses

IHSS 4950 Dialogue Facilitation Methods: Environmental Justice – Summer Session I 2023

HASS & The Archer Center for Student Leadership Development will be offering a co-facilitated 4 credit intergroup dialogue (IGD) course during Summer Session I (May 22nd - August 18th, meeting M & Th, 10:30 am-12:35pm). In this course, students will navigate difficult conversations about social power, oppression, and systemic injustice as it relates to social identities and environmental justice. The purpose of IGD is to facilitate dialogue across differences to foster understanding of issues, deepen empathy, and build common ground. We will also explore dialogue facilitation skills students can utilize in their Arch away experiences.

Students interested in enrolling in this course should register on SIS and complete the course interest survey linked here:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the course instructors Amy Youmans ( and Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn (


STSO 4961 Gender and Race in Culture – Summer Session I 2023

In this primarily film-based two-credit course, students will learn about gender, race, and their intersections with other social identities. We will explore how social identities relate to power and social change and will examine both the potential and limits of “identity politics,” “representation,” “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” and other approaches. Much of the course work will be completed within the weekly course time, Mondays 7:05 – 9:55pm, and students should be expected to spend roughly two hours a week outside of class on mini projects that they will have a great deal of freedom to shape. Through engagement with the films, small group discussions, brief writing exercises, and student-led mini projects, students will build critical media literacy, communications skills, gender and race literacy, and skills in civic engagement. For students that are able and interested, this course pairs well with IHSS 4960 Dialogue Facilitation: EnvJust, offered Summer Session 1, Mondays and Thursdays 10:30am – 12:35pm. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the course instructors Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn (

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