|Cultural Identity Through Literature: Understanding Place|
MA NCES Code:
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Students *must* have strong skills in writing, reading, and literary analysis in order to succeed in this honors-level course. Basic word processing and internet search skills are required.|
|Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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Have you ever dreamed about what it might be like to travel the world and learn about people in distant, exotic countries? In Cultural Identity through Literature: Understanding Place, students will explore a variety of cultures and lifestyles through contemporary and ethnically-diverse literature and alternative media selections. The course incorporates the disciplines of English, Social Studies, and Communication, and students will apply what they learn through the fictional characters and circumstances to real-life events in other countries.
Through analysis of course materials and rigorous, frequent dialogue with fellow classmates, students will forge new understandings of different cultures and cultural conflicts. Students will emerge from the class with a better understanding of the world and the diversity of its people, thus enabling them to be better global citizens.
*Students should not enroll in this class if they have taken "Literature of the World".