Apr 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

IDS 118 - Diversity Weekend Featuring the Dialogue Arts Project


Course Description: The Diversity IDS weekend will include presentations from local artists from the surrounding community and feature a Diversity education workshop from the Dialogue Arts Project.  The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using creative writing and performing arts as a way to generate difficult dialogue in educational environments around issues of social identity. Participants will explore their social identities, discuss them with others, and write and share original works written within the workshops. Participants will integrate global and personal perspectives into the college community, while enriching and fulfilling our shared responsibility for diversity through art, interactive presentations, and small group dialogue.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of ENG 099 or placement into ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Social Science Elective, Interdisciplinary
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Critique their social identities through small group discussion
  • Produce original works of art pertaining to their identities and perform them
  • Recognize the diverse backgrounds and voices of fellow members of the college community
  • Spearhead discussions about difficult subjects such as race, class, sexuality, and gender in subsequent classes
  • Recognize how writing can be a transformative activity
  • Create an eportfolio where students compile their original works and post their reflection papers

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