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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
27 minutes to complete

About the Teach-Out Series

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Reading
3 readings
Reading3 readings
Welcome to the Teach-Out!10m
Ground Rules for Discussion and Engagement10m
Introduce Yourself!5m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Creating Common Ground

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Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings
Video4 videos
Student Perspectives8m
The Common Ground Framework7m
Tips for Putting the Framework into Practice4m
Reading4 readings
Meet Professor Arthur Lupia10m
Student Perspectives on Difficult Conversations2m
A Practical Framework for Creating Common Ground10m
Having Difficult Conversations5m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Moving Beyond Polarization

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Reading
9 videos (Total 59 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
What's at Stake4m
Our Grand Challenge13m
Polarization and Opportunity2m
On Party and Ideology2m
Communication3m
10 Rules for Effective Communication7m
Seminar Conclusionm
Students' Questions and Answers21m
Reading6 readings
Moving Beyond Polarization10m
The Polarizing Effects of News Media5m
Finding Areas of Bipartisan Agreement5m
On Party and Ideology5m
Contesting Stereotypes5m
Putting the 10 Rules into Practice5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Check your knowledge0
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Applying The Common Ground Framework: A Call to Action

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Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 3 readings
Video1 video
Reading3 readings
Call to Action10m
Create your Action Plan10m
How did it go?5m

Instructor

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Arthur Lupia

Hal R Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science
Political Science

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

  • The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society. Teach-Outs are just-in-time community learning events that encourage participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community and faculty experts.

  • We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.

  • No. Teach-Outs are free learning experiences!

  • No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.

  • Check out other Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

  • Yes! Our faculty are actively working to develop new Teach-Outs. Check out upcoming Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

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