This course supports the development of intercultural competency and linguistic skills of French and Spanish majors and minors who are studying abroad for the semester. Through this on-line course, students will: reflect on the goals that they established previously for their global experience; analyze representations of the target cultures that appear in various texts – written, aural and visual; respond to discussion questions that will require them to interact deliberately with the target culture; begin to articulate insights into their own cultural rules, judgments, and biases learned through their interactions with culturally different others; observe and analyze cultural differences apparent in verbal and nonverbal communication; identify and question cultural perspectives revealed by differences in vocabulary and syntax; provide examples of their ability to manage appropriately some cultural conventions within a variety of contexts; and begin work on their culminating intercultural competency project. Taught in English. Prerequisite: Completion of WLC 370.

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