The purpose of this class is to increase cultural competence in you and those you reach out to by developing an interdisciplinary understanding of culture, understanding applicable key theories and ideas, and developing culture-general awareness and culture-specific understanding.
PUBLISH YOUR CULTURE GUIDE
Every Intercultural Outreach student is required to complete a CultureGuide as part of the course. CultureGuides are teaching units designed to assist teachers or facilitators in fostering open cultural exchange as well as promoting increased global understanding. There are two series consisting of four lesson plans targeted toward elementary or secondary grades.
As an Intercultural Outreach student, you will have the opportunity to develop a multimedia presentation about the country(ies) in which you lived. You will show an understanding of key elements from the culture and demonstrate them using teaching techniques, visual aids (slides, artifacts, videos, maps), and a class handout (fact sheet). Your presentations will reflect a professional, in-depth, cross-cultural understanding of the country/culture.