World Language and Culture A (Chinese & Spanish)
The course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products; practices; and perspectives. The course is structured around four themes: Art, science, and architecture; Culture, customs, etiquette, celebrations, food, daily life; Geography; and Language. Themes facilitate the integration of language, content, and culture and promote the use of the language in a variety of contexts. Semester A focuses on Chinese and Spanish; Semester B focuses on Arabic and French. The course is intended for students who are interested in developing language acquisition skills and exploring world cultures. Successful completion of each semester course (A or B) satisfies 0.5 credit toward the 1.0 World Language/World Culture graduation requirement for the class of 2021.