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This thesis examines the development of an undergraduate course about intercultural transitions for students returning from study abroad and for international students at a U.S. liberal arts college. The curriculum design is informed by theories about intercultural communication, cultural identity, intercultural transitions, and intercultural competence. The instructional plan includes theory-into-practice pedagogy, and application of intercultural theories to students' personal experiences and to the literary narratives presented throughout the course. This thesis explains the choice of theories and literature in the context of developing a course syllabus. The methods used during the study include a review of the literature, a summary of the curriculum planning process, a faculty curriculum workshop, a pilot course, and an evaluation by students enrolled in the pilot course. A review of other reentry programs and an interview with another instructor provide additional perspectives on the course design.
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Johnson, Margit Carson. (2002). Intercultural transitions: Designing an undergraduate course at a United States liberal arts college. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2749
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