New course promotes open dialogue, freedom of speech

In our highly polarized world, students often struggle to navigate tough conversations and engage with viewpoints that challenge their own, said Anna Gonzalez, vice chancellor for student affairs. That is why the Washington University in St. Louis Division of Student Affairs is introducing “Dialogue Across Difference,” an eight-week course that teaches undergraduate students how to explore difficult topics such as politics, religion, race, gender and socioeconomic identity in a positive and productive way.

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