Service Learning Experience

General

Prefix

LC

Course Number

445

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

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.

Credits

Min

2

Max

4

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

09

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Students will identify issues related to service learning and apply service learning to situations in the community via the service-learning experience.

Outcome

Students will analyze and discuss issues related to languages, cultures and intercultural communication in readings.

Outcome

Students will describe and reflect on (second) language acquisition patterns in reflective journals.

Outcome

Students will describe and explain the influence of language, thought, perception and nonverbal communication of intercultural interactions in journals, discussion and presentation.

Outcome

Students will describe and analyze cultural knowledge of various language and cultural groups in community.

Outcome

Students will explain the effects of ethnocentrism, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in journals and class discussion.

Outcome

Students will analyze the impact of social structures on lives of individuals in journals and class discussions.

Outcome

Students will describe and explain challenges in intercultural settings, such as culture shock, and identify strategies for cultural adjustment and readjustment.