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LC 445. Service Learning Experience

Credits: 2-4
Department: Languages and Cultures
Description: Students use their language skills to explore issues of language acquisition, culture/s and intercultural competence by completing service-projects in the community. Opportunities will vary depending on community needs.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will identify issues related to service learning and apply service learning to situations in the community via the service-learning experience.
2. Students will analyze and discuss issues related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication in readings.
3. Students will describe and reflect on (second) language acquisition patterns in reflective journals.
4. Students will describe and explain the influence of language, thought, perception and nonverbal communication of intercultural interactions in journals, discussion and presentation.
5. Students will describe and analyze cultural knowledge of various language and cultural groups in community.
6. Students will explain the effects of ethnocentrism, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in journals and class discussion.
7. Students will analyze the impact of social structures on lives of individuals in journals and class discussions.
8. Students will describe and explain challenges in intercultural settings, such as culture shock, and identify strategies for cultural adjustment and readjustment.

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