CLT 110 Cross-Cultural Immersion


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 090 or ENG 091, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course develops competency in global learning and an understanding of different perspectives related to cross-cultural diversity. Students develop an understanding of world cultures and global issues on campus and through study abroad immersion in a host country.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Students are required to obtain a valid passport from their country of citizenship (and visa for the host country if applicable) at least 90 days prior to the listed travel dates for the course.

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Disclaimer:

Students are required to follow the study abroad application process for enrollment and must complete all pre-travel requirements and academic coursework prior to participating in the travel portion of the course.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Discuss perspectives and experiences different from one’s own. (CCC 1, 3)
  2. Examine how an understanding of different worldviews and experiences results in more effective and meaningful interactions with people of other cultures. (CCC 1, 3, 4)
  3. Describe how contemporary issues and decisions across all levels of society (personal, local, national, and global) are inherently interconnected. (CCC 2, 3)
  4. Summarize the basic institutions (history, government, religion, and educational systems) that compose society in the United States and the host country, and discuss how they originated, function, and influence the respective societies. (CCC 5)
  5. Engage in effective problem-solving for cross-cultural challenges that may emerge in related career fields. (CCC 1, 2, 3)

 

 

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Discuss perspectives and experiences different from one’s own.
    1. Define culture.
    2. Identify the components of culture.
    3. Label components of culture as either high context or low context.
    4. Discuss the concept of culture shock.
    5. Predict potential conflicts that may arise as a result of differences between one’s own culture and that of the host culture.
  2. Examine how an understanding of different worldviews and experiences results in more effective and meaningful interactions with people of other cultures.
    1. Identify different worldviews and their influence on the host culture’s society.
    2. Analyze how different societal worldviews affect daily interactions in the host culture.
    3. Effectively communicate and function within the social norms of the host culture.
    4. Explain one’s own cultural experiences while abroad in the host culture and their personal impact.
    5. Summarize how knowledge and experiences gained in the host culture influence one’s worldview.
  3. Describe how contemporary issues and decisions across all levels of society (personal, local, national, and global) are inherently interconnected.
    1. Identify contemporary issues that impact the individual and the local, host country, and global communities.
    2. Discern the most relevant of the identified contemporary issues to the local, host country, and global communities.
    3. Discuss the impact of the most relevant issue to oneself, as well as its impact on the local, host country, and global communities.
    4. Discuss how to apply knowledge and awareness gained to one’s educational and professional life.
  4. Summarize the basic institutions (history, government, religion, and educational systems) that compose society in the United States and the host country, and discuss how they originated, function, and influence the respective societies.
    1. Identify the basic institutions that compose society in the United States and the host country.
    2. Explain the origins of the different institutions in the United States and in the host country.
    3. Outline how these institutions function within the respective societies.
    4. Discuss how these institutions influence culture and society in the respective societies.
  5. Engage in effective problem-solving and solutions for cross-cultural challenges that may emerge in related career fields.
    1. Identify challenges and/or conflicts that originate from cultural differences between the United States and the host country.
    2. Evaluate best practices for overcoming cultural challenges that may emerge in the career field.
    3. Communicate best practices for overcoming cultural challenges that may emerge in the career field.

 

Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.