7 credits for 10 students. Coordinator: Michele Pinard.
This FIG is for teacher education students, international students, modern language students, or others who are interested in forging intercultural educational experiences and gaining practice teaching one another about each other's cultures. In addition to the regular course requirements, students will participate in shared, semi-monthly cultural events on Fridays. Instructors will rotate as lead presenters. We will be watching films, holding discussions; doing workshops about popular music; cooking; having a weekend trip to the Adirondacks, including one Saturday trip to Montreal.
91997 EDLS 201 Principles of Education-Honors 3 Cr. W 3-3:50 and MW 8:30-9:45 a.m. Pinard, M.
Provides overview: 1) characteristics and needs of students; 2) goals and objectives of education; 3) nature of knowledge; 4) teaching-learning theories and strategies based upon such theories; 5) educational roles of teachers; 6) attitudes and values to be nurtured and developed; 7) nature of evaluation; 8) nature of curriculum. Will grant participants experience in teaching and learning intercultural concepts and skills by building international conversation relationships. This Honors class includes a Service Learning component.
91963 ESL 190 Conversational English 3 Cr. W 3-5:30 p.m. Staff
This is a service-learning course in which students work in small groups or with a partner to foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, self-knowledge, and improvement of language skills. Some of the objectives of the course are: To improve English language skills, especially comfort and accuracy in speaking, with a partner whose mother tongue is different, and/or in front of a group; to improve understanding of your own language and culture through comparison and exchange with a person from another culture; to explore service-learning as a life strategy of civic commitment.
90594 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. M 2-2:50 p.m. Feml, N.
A one-credit course meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the FIG’s theme.