Student Discussion

The goal of the Critical Conversations (CC) Program is to encourage honest discussions and self-reflection about issues related to diversity and community at Carleton. These conversations are led by trained student facilitators, supported by faculty/staff coaches, and informed by a curriculum of readings and writing assignments. The program integrates theory and personal experience, and explores future possibilities for transformation.

The program offers two courses, IDSC 103: Community and Diversity, a 2-credit class in which students participate in peer-led conversations about diversity, power, and privilege at Carleton, and IDSC 203: Talking About Diversity, a 6-credit class that prepares students to facilitate peer-led conversations about such topics.

Learn more about how the program works