SRJC Course Outlines

2/28/2024 6:36:59 PMINTDIS 90 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  INTDIS 90Title:  STUDY ABROAD LIFE CUL  
Full Title:  Study Abroad Life and Culture
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to introduce students to the culture of a foreign country as part of the Study Abroad Program. Through a combination of academic lectures by experts, organized activities like field trips and interactions with locals, students will acquire an understanding of local cultures. Students must be accepted into the Semester Abroad Program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:
Admission to Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to introduce students to the culture of a foreign country as part of the Study Abroad Program. Through a combination of academic lectures by experts, organized activities like field trips and interactions with locals, students will acquire an understanding of local cultures. Students must be accepted into the Semester Abroad Program.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:Admission to Program
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Compare and contrast aspects of American cultures and the cultures of the host country.
2.  Explain and analyze the host country's influences and contributions in a global context.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify the major political, social, cultural, and economic features of the host country.
2. Analyze the host country's influences and contributions in a global context.
3. Explain the similarities and differences between aspects of American cultures and the
     cultures of the host country.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Historical and Geopolitical Background
    A. Political aspects
    B. Social aspects
    C. Cultural aspects
    D. Economic aspects
    E. Relationships within the geopolitical region
II. Current Cultural Beliefs and Social Systems
    A. Social class structures
    B. Language
    C. Ethnicity
    D. Religion
    E. Behavioral expectations
III. Food and Diet
    A. Gastronomy
    B. Social habits and etiquette
    C. Festivals
    D. Agricultural production
IV. The Arts
    A. Music
    B. Visual arts
    C. Architecture
    D. Literature
    E. Film
    F. Dance
    G.Theatre
V. Geography
    A. Historical and popular landmarks and their historical significance
    B. Travelling in the country
    C. Travelling in the region
VI. Recreation and Sports
    A. Popular leisure activities
    B. Sports and games

Assignments:
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1. Regular attendance in lectures and extensive notetaking in class
2. Textbook reading (20 to 40 pages per week)
3. Three to five quizzes on the reading material; quizzes may include multiple choice,
      true/false, short answer, or essays
4. Weekly analytic and reading journals of at least 250 words
5. Final group or individual project and oral presentation
6. Class discussion and participation
7. Regular attendance on field trips

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 50%
Journals
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes that include short answer and essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation, field trips, project and presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Speak the Culture Britain: Be Fluent in British Life and Culture. Whittaker, Andrew. Thorogood. 2010 (classic)
Speak the Culture Italy: Be Fluent in Italian Life and Culture. Whittaker, Andrew. Thorogood. 2010 (classic)
Speak the Culture France: Be Fluent in French Life and Culture. Whittaker, Andrew. Thorogood. 2008 (classic)
Speak the Culture Spain: Be Fluent in Spanish Life and Culture. Whittaker, Andrew.  Thorogood. 2008 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials.

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