DLG 120 – FAQ
What is Dialogue?
|Active & Engaged Learning||Structured Interaction||Facilitated Learning|
|The course is structured by experiential activities, writing assignments, and questions to stimulate reflection, critical analysis, and dialogue. Writing assignments provide space for reflection and help students integrate their learning from the dialogue sessions, readings, and experiences inside and outside of class.||Students learn together as they practice listening, asking questions, exploring difficult issues, and making connections with others. With the help of facilitators, students develop guidelines for respectful dialogic engagement, including working with disagreements and conflicts.||While the instructor will cover certain content areas through lecture, most of the learning will occur through dialogue, where students will be creating knowledge by talking about their lives, perspectives, values, and experiences. Students and instructors together will be learning about and from one another.|
What will I learn in DLG 120?
|Life Experience||Active Listening||Marketable Skills|
|Social Identities & Group Membership||Suspending judgement||Effective Communication|
|Access to cultural resources & power||Identifying assumptions||Greater self-awareness|
|Practicing dialogue skills||Critical reflection & inquiry||Learning through diversity|
|Dialogue for civic engagement||Empathy||Critical analysis|
|Social differences and inequity||Perspective-taking||Improved collaboration|
|Diversity at UIC|
|Who it's for:||• All UIC first-year (freshman) students
• Specific/limited sections (in Term B of each semester) for upper-level (sophomores, juniors, seniors) students
|How it counts:||• Passing grade counts toward graduation
• Required or elective credit (depends on college/program of enrollment)
• Applies to all undergraduate colleges and degree programs
|How its graded:||• Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (pass/fail)
• Does not affect GPA
|Expectations:||• Weekly reflective writing (2 pages);
• Weekly reading/preparation (roughly 20-30 minutes)
• Final paper (4 pages)
• Attendance and participation
• No tests! No Quizzes!