In this course, students who have returned from a semester abroad will process and learn to leverage their experiences and prepare the final intercultural competency project and its accompanying essay to demonstrate their achievement of the department’s intercultural competency goals. Through this course, students will: report on their achievement of personal academic, cultural awareness and personal growth goals; compare the representations of the target cultures that appear in various texts – written and visual – with their personal experiences; connect and interrelate their learning abroad to previous studies within and outside the discipline; consider various options for their future use of their language and cross-cultural skills; demonstrate sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture; and articulate insights into their own cultural rules, judgments, and biases learned through their interactions with culturally different others. Taught in English but the essay must be written in the target language. Prerequisite: Completion of WLC 371 and a semester abroad in a country where the target language is spoken.

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