Loyola University Chicago

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Multicultural LC

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"The MLC has helped me to branch out and discover new things on campus because I know that when I come back to the floor at the end of the day, it will feel like home." —Melinda, Multicultural LC

The Multicultural Learning Community is home to diverse first-year students who share a passion for exploring issues of diversity and social justice, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more. As a member of the community you will explore your own identity, develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for others, confront the realities of power, privilege, and oppression, and learn to become an agent for social change.
 
 
Activities and Programs 
Explore
Take trips to various cultural museums and events, such as:
Holocaust Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Art Institute of Chicago, theatre productions
Engage
Discuss your experiences and the experiences of others with diverse students, faculty, and staff to build a deeper cultural understanding and inspire action to create a more just community on campus and beyond.
 
Required Courses Fall 2016 (UNIV101 + UCWR110)
UNIV101
First Year Seminar - Section 60 - Class 2770
Wednesday 1:40PM-2:30PM (Ms. Talaya Le Gette)
or
First Year Seminar - Section 69 - Class 2779
Wednesday 5:00PM-5:50PM (Ms. Talaya Le Gette)
and
UCWR110
Writing Responsibly - Section 13 - Class 1953
MWF 9:20AM-10:10AM (Ms. Nadine Johnstone)
or
Writing Responsibly - Section 26 - Class 1966
MWF 12:35PM-1:25PM (Dr. Melissa Bradshaw)
 
Required Course for Spring 2017 (UCLR100)
UCLR100
Interpreting Literature - Section 7L - Class 4090
MWF 12:35PM-1:25PM (Dr. Julie Fiorelli)

Course Descriptions

UCWR110 instructs students in the conventions of academic writing. Students will develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, and editing their writing. Students will receive instruction in how to write clear, error free prose; learning responsibility to their readers, to their sources, and to themselves as writers. This class will explore cultural identities through writing. CORE Writing Seminar
 
UCLR100 is a foundational course of literary studies and will require students to read closely and analyze carefully a representative variety of prose, poetry, and drama, master key literary and critical terms, and explore a variety of core critical approaches to the analysis and interpretation of literature. Dr. Fiorelli specializes in African American and multiethnic American literature and will be featuring these texts in this class. CORE Literary Knowledge Tier I