EPSY 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues

Spring 2018 EPSY 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues sections have been announced. If you are interested in issues of diversity and social justice and/or need to add 1 or 2 credit hours this semester, these second 8-week (POT B) courses are worth considering.

These 1 credit hour elective courses provide students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives related to the specific dialogue topic. The dialogue format uses active learning exercises in addition to weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues. Current course topics available: Being White in a Multicultural Society, Exploring Disability, 2 Race/Ethnicity dialogues, Exploring Sexual Identity, Resisting Marginalization, Conservative/Liberal Dialogue, and Exploring Socioeconomic Class. Course descriptions available at http://go.illinois.edu/EPSY203.

May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Students can directly enroll in one section. If a student wants two sections they should email jlandrum@illinois.edu to provide UIN for departmental duplicate override.

Second 8-Week Course – EPSY 203

Looking for a second 8-week course?

Educational Psychology 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues
1 credit hour

Provides students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives related to the specific dialogue topic. The dialogue format uses active learning exercises in addition to weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues.

May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

Open sections include:
CRN 50841, Monday 3-4:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society A

CRN 58702, Tuesday 5-6:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society B

CRN 58703, Monday 5-6:50, Exploring Disability

CRN 50833, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Gender: Cisgender & Transgender

CRN 50837, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Social Class

CRN 51958, Wednesday 3-4:50, US/International: A Global Dialogue

Note: EPSY courses do not count as PSYC hours unless the course is cross-listed. EPSY 203 is not a cross-listed course.

LAS 199: Exploring the World of Work

Second 8-Week (POT B) Course (1 credit hour)

Exploring the World of Work (LAS 199 section EWW)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-3:50 pm from March 14th – May 2nd
1 credit
CRN 35347

In this course, students will develop a professional development plan that integrates their interests, skills, values, and knowledge to make the most of their time as an LAS undergraduate at the University of Illinois and to experience the challenges and opportunities of thinking intentionally about their professional future. Students will explore potential career opportunities for liberal arts and sciences students and learn about options for career development at Illinois. Students will also learn how to articulate through professional communication the skills and perspectives emphasized by an LAS education and consider the value of a liberal arts and sciences education in today’s globalized world of work.

Previous students have said:
“[This course] encourages students to think thoroughly of their future career development and to make full use of their time here at U of I.”

“[This course] helped me with developing skills for the future. I can definitely start to separate myself from everyone. ”

“Great course! [This course] gives you the ability to experience the working world and the several aspects that allow for a student to be successful in
the real world.”

Please note if the course is full and you wish to go on the waiting list please fill out this form.