February 1, 2018.
This module will enable faculty and students from across colleges to critically examine their own privileges through reading, dialogue, and Learn By Doing activities. The pragmatic focus will be on self-reflexivity and empowering users to wrestle with how their social identity provides advantages or disadvantages in each of their social relationships. It also clearly addresses two of the four of the university diversity learning objectives. On the one hand, through self-reflection about one’s privileges one innately becomes aware of how privilege may shape social relationships. Ideally, this engenders empathy and consideration of other’s perspectives. On the other hand, as noted in the original story, our students need to critically engage their privilege to successfully interact and collaborate with others who hold different beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Our globalized political economy demands that we prepare students to be self-reflexive.