Multicultural Center (MCC)
MCC 600 General Linguistics (3 Credits)
MCC 603 Applied Linguistics with Emphasis on Second Language Experience (3 Credits)
This course examines the latest research on second language acquisition, similarities between first and second language development, the interaction between first and second language and their respective environments, levels of communicative competence in second language learners, and the implications of language attitudes, socio-cognitive variables, and ethnolinguistic identity for curriculum planning and classroom procedure.
MCC 604 Phonology &Struct.Of Amererican English (3 Credits)
Pre-Requisite(s): MCC 600, General Linguistics
MCC 605 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education (3 Credits)
MCC 607 Theory&Prac of Tchg Biling Children (3 Credits)
MCC 608 Language Culture&Communic. (3 Credits)
This course examines the difference between cultural value systems, such as the melting pot theory and the theory of cultural pluralism, and their educational implications. In addition, it also examines the relationship between cultural values and both cognitive styles and communication styles. Other relevant issues of the culture-language relation are discussed as well.
MCC 609 Multic.Educ.&Psycholinguistics (3 Credits)
This course examines the psychological nature of language. Native language acquisition, second language acquisition by children and adults, as well as the nature of language comprehension and production are covered. The application of theoretical findings to language teaching is emphasized.
MCC 610 Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)
MCC 611 Theories of Language Teaching (2 Credits)
This course presents second language teaching in historical perspective. The major language teaching theories of the twentieth century are studied and their impact on current pedagogical practices examined.
Co-Requisite(s): MCC 612
MCC 612 Observation of ESL (1 Credit)
Students observe ESL classrooms and share their observations with classmates. A formal observation system is used.
Co-Requisite(s): MCC 611
MCC 615 Experience in Learning Another Language (3 Credits)
MCC 616 Soc Psych Biling Chld (3 Credits)
MCC 617 Field Exp.In Biling./Multic.Ed (3 Credits)
The in-service teacher is given an opportunity to observe and to participate in a field experience in bilingual/multicultural education. Experienced teachers are supervised "on the job" and meet in seminar groups to discuss and evaluate their experience. Videotaped data may be utilized in the evaluation.
Pre-Requisite(s): MCC 655
MCC 618 Hum Relations&Multicult Educ (3 Credits)
This course in intergroup education is concerned primarily with fostering better understanding and relationships among individuals and groups of different sexes, races, national origins, and socio-economic backgrounds.
MCC 619 Americans In The World Comm. (3 Credits)
This course develops students' knowledge and understanding of world issues from a global perspective. Particular emphasis is given to the economic, cultural, social, and political interdependence of all people. Students also become acquainted with curriculum materials in global education for use in K-12 classes.
MCC 620 Workshop in Open Classroom Education (3 Credits)
MCC 621 Multicultural Values in the Urban Community (3 Credits)
MCC 623 Contemp Issues Biling Curr Dev (3 Credits)
This course examines contemporary issues in bilingual/multicultural education as they apply to curriculum planning and development. Emphasis is on the assessment of needs and the evaluation designs of bilingual/bicultural curricula. The nature of objectives in bilingual/multicultural education programs is examined. Models and methods of implementation of bilingual/multicultural programs as well as the relationship between curriculum designs and bilingual legislation are discussed.
MCC 624 Bilingual Students and Special Education Intervention and Assessment (1 Credit)
MCC 625 Advanced Topics in ESL (3 Credits)
MCC 626 Survey&Develop Of Esl Material (3 Credits)
This course explores the relationship of recent trends in language teaching to the development of ESL materials. Students evaluate, adapt, and write materials for ESL classes.
MCC 627 Historica & Cultural Background of Limited English Proficient Students (3 Credits)
MCC 628 Approaches to Teaching English Writing Skills to ESL & Bilingual Students (3 Credits)
MCC 629 Pedagogical Strategies for Native Language Instruction in the Spanish Bilingual Classroom (3 Credits)
MCC 631 Teaching American Language and Culture to ESL Students in Higher Education (3 Credits)
Course examines how the cultural mores of contemporary America society are expressed through the medium of American English. Candidates examine how the English language expresses mostly unspoken cultural assumptions and develop strategies for teaching college students various aspects of pragmatics that are governed by cultural norms.
MCC 632 Fieldwork in ESL Programs for College Students (3 Credits)
This course gives candidates the opportunity to observe and conduct ESL classes at the post-secondary level. The candidates evaluate their experience in class discussions and reflect on that experience in their observation logs. The course provides practical tools and strategies for teaching adult learners at post-secondary levels.
Pre-Requisite(s): MCC 631
MCC 633 Teaching ESL in Higher Education (3 Credits)
Course prepares candidates to teach ESL to college students. Candidates will identify pedagogical and linguistic needs for academic success of ESL college students and adult learners. Candidates will develop a repertoire of instructional strategies for teaching various aspects of English for Academic Purposes.
MCC 634 Assessment and Evaluation for ESL Learners (3 Credits)
MCC 635 Effective Literacy Teaching for English Language Learners (3 Credits)
Course offers ESL and mainstream classroom teachers instructional strategies for developing the literacy skills of K-12 and adult English Language Learners. The course provides teachers with an overview of best literacy practices and assessment tools and suggests texts appropriate to readers of different cultures, levels and abilities.
MCC 650 Research Urban Edu Esl/Biling (3 Credits)
This course introduces students to different research techniques so as to allow them to work on topics relevant to the fields of bilingual/multicultural education and the teaching of English as a second language.
MCC 655 Methods of Teaching ESL (3 Credits)
Students observe, practice, and develop practical techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to English Language Learners through the content areas of math, science and social studies. Students conduct peer teaching to demonstrate various second language teaching techniques and methodologies. Emphasis is on classroom management, testing, and developing creative materials and approaches that promote the acquisition of academic English language skills through content instruction.
MCC 656 Clinical Experience in ESL/Bilingual Education (1 Credit)
Candidates spend 50 hours in different schools, focusing on the application of the current theory of second language teaching and assisting teachers in implementing strategies and techniques for differentiated instruction across various proficiency levels and learner needs. During regular weekly meetings, students become familiar with various aspects of the ED TPA assessment.
Pre-Requisite(s): MCC 655
MCC 660 Internship In ESL (5 Credits)
This internship is a full-semester field experience in a school with a recognized ESL and/or bilingual program. Students are assigned to work with a cooperating teacher certified in their field of specialization. They observe, tutor, and then teach children, under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. Interns assume the full responsibilities of a classroom teacher during the course of the semester and are responsible for in-class and out-of-class activities normally assigned to teachers.
Co-Requisite(s): MCC 661 and Department Consent
MCC 661 Seminar In ESL (1 Credit)
Students attend this weekly seminar to share, analyze, and evaluate their student teaching experiences. They help find solutions to problems faced by themselves and others.
Pre-Requisite(s): MCC 617