As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we offer the Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP) for undergraduate students who are interested in engaging with other students on difficult, but rewarding, topics. Our intergroup dialogues include dialogues across race, class, gender, nationality, sexuality, among others. Classes are taught by trained and experienced facilitators. Participants can expect a rich and rewarding experience as well as an opportunity to develop skills in cultural competence.
All dialogues are 7-week, 1-credit courses that are held in the first and second halves of each semester and WEIDP courses satisfy the new General Education Cultural Competence. The Spring 2014 dialogue schedule can be found here: http://www.odec.umd.edu/WE/Flyers/Dialogue%20Schedule.pdf
If you are interested, you can go to diversity.umd.edu/dialogue and click the "registration" link.