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First Year Dialogue Seminar (CC 120)

Daley Library

Since 2012, this eight-week course has been offered to incoming first-year students in various colleges. It utilizes the IGD four-stage model and offers introductory content on social identity, privilege, discrimination, and communication across difference, while introducing students to the diverse UIC campus. http://uicdialogues.wordpress.com/

Intergroup Dialogue on Race and Gender (HON 140)

Honors College

Since 2010, this semester-long course has been offered to undergraduates in the Honors College. In it, students explore social identity group membership, privilege, power, oppression, and what it means to be an ally. Uniquely, it focuses on two aspects of social identity (race and gender), rather than one, as is the case in the traditional four-stage IGD format.

Critical Dialogue for Health Professional Student Development (PSOP 387)

College of Pharmacy

The Critical Dialogue course is a semi-structured, face-to-face format in which students of diverse backgrounds and identities come together to examine issues that cut across many aspects of their lives and invariably how these experiences impact on healthcare and disparities. Specifically, the goal of PSOP 387 is to facilitate an understanding between social/cultural groups to better address the needs of a diverse patient population. As future healthcare professionals this understanding becomes even more important to ensure more effective patient care. In this class, student experiences are explored based on the intersection of race, gender, and social class and how they shape personal identity.