Intergroup Relations

Students listening in class
How do students enroll in UC/PSYCH/SOC 122: Intergroup Dialogue?
Students obtain an electronic override from our department in order to enroll in this course. To obtain an override, please submit an override request form
 
Do I have to wait until my registration appointment begins to request an override?
No. You can submit an override request form regardless of when your registration appointment begins. The earlier you submit your override request, the better your chances of being issued an override for the course.
 
Why is the dialogue topic I’m interested in not listed as a choice on the override request form?
Certain dialogue topics are not offered every term. The topics listed on the override request form are the topics that will be offered the term for which you are registering.
 
When does IGR begin issuing overrides?
Once registration appointments begin and on a rolling basis after that.
 
After IGR begins issuing overrides, how long after I submit my override request form will I hear from your office?  
You will receive an e-mail from our office within (3) three business days of submitting the form.
 
It’s been more than a week since I’ve submitted my override request, and I haven’t heard anything from your office.  
Please e-mail lgrcourses@umich.edu.
 
Once I’ve been issued an override, how long until it expires?
Overrides expire a week (7 days) after the date of issue.  
 
When will I find out my dialogue topic placement? (E.g. Race and Ethnicity, SES, Gender, etc.)
Students are notified of their dialogue topic placement, facilitators’ names, and class location by the Monday after the first class mass meeting.
 
Am I guaranteed placement in my first dialogue topic choice?
No. We do our best to place students in one of their top three topic preferences, as they’ve reported on their override request form, and depending on the dialogue topics we are offering that term. 
 
I don’t remember the order I ranked the dialogue topics / can I change my rankings before placement? 
If you would like to check or change the order you ranked the topics, return to the override request form. After you log in, your saved responses will come up. You are welcome to make any changes to your topic rankings until the first class mass meeting. To ensure your changes are saved, please make sure to click though to the last page of the form where you will find the “save and logout” button.
 
I will not be able to attend the first day of class—can I keep my spot in the course?
Due to high student demand in the course, students must attend and sign in at the first class mass meeting in order to be placed into a dialogue section. Rare exceptions may be granted to this rule if there are special circumstances preventing you from attending the first class. If that is the case, please e-mail lgrcourses@umich.edu for assistance.
 
I’ve been placed on the waitlist. What are my chances of getting into the course?
IGR moves students off the waitlist periodically as (1) unused overrides expire for students who have been issued them and (2) as students registered for the course drop. Because of this, it is difficult for us to predict your chances of being issued an override after being placed on the waitlist.
 
If you are still on the waitlist when classes begin, please attend the first class mass meeting and sign-in. We will let you know by the following Monday whether or not we are able to accommodate you in the course.
 
I have a conflict with the Wednesday 2:30-5:30pm class time. Do any Intergroup Dialogue course sections meet at another time?
All sections of PSYCH/SOC/UC 122 meet on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30pm in the Fall and Winter terms. Spring term Dialogues meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm.  
 
Is Intergroup Dialogue offered in Spring or Summer term?
Intergroup Dialogue is offered every Spring term, but not in the Summer term. In the Spring, the course always meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm. The override request form for Spring term opens in mid-March.
 
Are there any textbooks required for this course?
No. All course materials and readings will be available on c-tools.
 
How is the course graded?
Intergroup Dialogue is a 3‐credit, letter‐graded course. The final course grade is based on attendance and participation, weekly journal assignments and readings, a group project, and a final paper.
 
I have more questions about the course and/or the enrollment process—who should I contact?
Please e-mail lgrcourses@umich.edu.