CTI 150 is an introductory course in how to interact with others through the creation and perception of personal identities. Students will reflect on how they enact their own ideological, cultural, and contextual assumptions regarding their relational perceptions of self and others, while learning how to engage in constructive, authentic communication.

COURSE GOALS

1.     Students should identify processes by which they enact their own ideological, cultural and contextual assumptions regarding identity and the implications to those assumptions in the context of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and ability.

2.     Students should learn how to engage in respectful, challenging and productive dialogue related to their identity and the identities of others. 

3.     Students should begin to recognize how their positionality (race, gender, class, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability, etc.) influences their understanding of their own lived experiences and their ability to understand the lived experiences of others.