The UIC Dialogue Initiative began offering courses in 2010, and has since developed one, two, and three-credit options for UIC students. Plans to develop future classes are underway. Presently, students can participate in our introductory seminar, Dialogue (DLG) 120. For more information on Dialogue 120 contact Intergroup Dialogue Coordinator Steve Whitley.
Below is a short video describing Intergroup Dialogue and the DLG120 course (5:58).
Academic Dialogue Courses
First-Year Dialogue Seminar (DLG 120)
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.
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.