Equity and Opportunity: Identity in Context: Gender and Sexuality




Students in each Equity and Opportunity module will: (1) engage deeply with key concepts in equity, opportunity, inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power within the context of education; (2) connect and build meaningful relationships with others while recognizing the multiple intersecting identities, perspectives and developmental differences people hold; and (3) make progress in understanding and reflecting on their own experiences and actions across cultures and contexts. Students will delve into core theories, practices, and texts that apply to all social identities, while also probing identity-specific topics and challenges. Students can expect to interact with each other and the teaching team in asynchronous and synchronous individual, small group, and whole group settings. Pedagogies and assessments will reflect core principles in educating for equity and opportunity, including inclusive facilitated discussions, active listening and learning, journaling, and case study inquiry. Students are encouraged to select into a topic that they have not spent much time studying formally as a way to explore the foundational concepts of equity and opportunity through a relatively new frame.


Additional Information

Faculty: Gretchen Brion-Meisels
Semester: Winter Term
Time: Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET