ERIC Number: ED407963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing about Pacific Rim Cultures. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline introduces the components of a course which acquaints non-native English-speaking college students with Pacific Rim cultures while providing the writing and reading skills necessary for success in college. First, the goals and student objectives of the course are introduced, emphasizing the use of the Pacific Rim cultures and immigrant experience to expose students to referential writing and to the necessary college reading and writing practices. Next, the course's outline and assignments are presented, focusing on an essay assignment comparing educational experiences in different countries, an essay assignment dealing with a controversial issue related to the immigrant/refugee community living in the local area, and a list of various activities for students to use, both in and out of class. The different criteria for evaluating students are then described, highlighting peer review sheets and responses, an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) composition profile, timely completion of the assignments, and references to the test sources provided. Following examples of discussion questions for the two essay assignments mentioned, the activities and strategies for presenting materials are listed, including group discussions, prewriting and modeling exercises, and viewing of relevant film/video. The remainder of the curriculum outline contains examples of audiovisuals used in the course, the annotated bibliography, and the instructor's personal book list. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.