Communication and Culture | Topics in Communication and Culture in Comparative Perspective
C415 | 3008 | Leila Monaghan

CMCL-C 415: Topics in Communication and Culture in Comparative
(Topic: Communication, Education and the Ongoing Creation of World
Class Number: 3008

(Fulfills S&H Distribution Requirement)
(Fulfills COAS Intensive Writing requirement)

Professor: Leila Monaghan
Office: Mottier 221
Office Hours: M 4:00P-5:30P, M 8:30P-9:00P
Phone: 5-4607

Communication and Education is an intensive writing service learning
course that looks at late 20th century and current education issues
and how they affect communicative practices in our local community.
Issues we deal with include literacy practices, debates over what
language forms should be used in the classroom including African
American English and bilingual education, gender and education, and
the legal climate for education from "Brown v. the Board of
Education" to "No Child Left Behind."

Work expected in the class includes at least eight sessions of
community service.  Options for service in the past have included
working as a reading tutor in local schools, or volunteering at
local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club or Stonebelt
services for the disabled.  Other work includes active
participation, presentations, midterm and final exams or papers, and
an extended ethnography of your service learning site, at least 15
pages long.