21G.221 Communicating in American Culture (ELS)

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Designed for international students who wish to refine their academic communication skills through the study of mainstream American culture. Using a variety of materials in different media, students explore how the country's history, geography, institutions, traditions and values have shaped contemporary communication styles and responses to critical events in the world. Students examine and practice principles of effective communication in genres common to the humanities and social sciences. Explores how discourse practices vary within and across cultures. Assignments include an educational memoir, project proposal, annotated bibliography, research-based cultural analysis of a current event of choice, and presentation. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21G.221 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by J. Dunphy.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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