Encountering the Other

Code: IPI5/710

Dates: January 30, 2020, February 13, 2020, February 27, 2020, February 28, 2020, February 29, 2020, March 12, 2020, March 26, 2020, and April 2, 2020

• On-site intensive: February 27-29, 2020

This course encourages students to identify issues in multi-cultural communication, become aware of personal barriers, and develop skills for working with them. Students will be introduced to (1) critical concepts about the politics of identity and cultural complexes; (2) philosophical discussion of inner stances towards welcoming the other; and (3) practical techniques for listening and shared change. Discussions will emphasize Canadian cultural milieus, and faith-based contexts.