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The SDG Curriculum Concept
The Study-Discussion Group (SDG) is the core of our
program. In Omnilore, we are all about peer-learning. Our
curriculum concept is not centered on instructors. Rather,
every member of any given course becomes involved in the
teaching and learning process through individual study,
sharing, and group discussion.
In Omnilore, we rarely use the term class,
preferring instead to use the term SDG
(standing for Study-Discussion Group) believing it is a
better description of how we study and discuss together.
Remember, with Omnilore there are no tests or grades, and
the success of our SDGs depends on the quality of each
individual member's participation in the learning,
sharing, and discussion process.
The Trimester System
Omnilore is organized on a trimester system. We begin each
Omnilore academic year with the Fall Trimester
lasting from September through December. This is followed
by the Spring Trimester lasting from January
through April. Finally, there is the Summer Trimester
from May through August.
All SDG peer-learning courses meet at the Franklin
Center in Redondo Beach in either Room 7 or Room 8.
Morning classes are held for two hours between 9:00 a.m.
and noon, and afternoon classes between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00
p.m. The exact time of each class is set by the
Curriculum Creation Process
Our curriculum is created entirely by our members. Each
trimester, a list of stimulating topics is proposed by our
members to the Curriculum Committee. Additional topic
ideas are generated by members of the Committee. After
discussion and consideration, a selected group of topics
is offered to the membership for consideration. Those
topics generating the most interest are then offered as
courses for study and discussion in the following
trimester. If you are a member and can access the Members
Only portion of our Website, you'll find detailed contact
information concerning the Chair of the Curriculum
Committee on the Omnilore Officers
page. If you have further questions about the Curriculum
Committee process, or if you would like to join the
Committee, contact the Curriculum Chair.
Browse Our Past Curricular Offerings
Use the table below to browse through some of our past
curricular offerings. These are the lists of class
offerings before the members vote to choose which classes
they want to attend. Only about three quarters of the
offerings succeed in becoming Study/Discussion Groups. If
you are interested in suggesting a new topic for
consideration by the Curriculum Committee, it is a good
idea to check these lists to see if we have offered
anything similar in the recent past.
Members: See this alternative table
in the Members Only section of our Website for
the actual List of Courses
(i.e., the documents that give full class descriptions,
room numbers, and personal contact information about the
CSUDH Instructor-Led Course Offerings
Through our OLLI-Omnilore association with CSUDH Extended
Education, each Omnilore member has the opportunity to
sign up for one or more of the following five types of
CSUDH Extended Education learning opportunities:
Most of these offerings take place at the California State
University Dominguez Hills
Education Lecture Hall; however, some take place at
off-campus venues. For the exact location, it is best to
check carefully the information provided on the CSUDH
website links given above.