Theme FIG 3 Courses

Intersection of Language & Community: Our Identities & Development - FULL

In this FIG pairing, students will learn how to make informed judgments about the society around us and understand how our own identities, upbringing, and local community influences us and shapes our daily lives. We will critically think about the communities in the Greater Los Angeles region that we belong to, the languages that we speak, the people who speak those languages, and the cultural ideologies that impact both language change and production over time. In the process, we will analyze how these experiences shape us from childhood to adolescence and understand how they relate to the present day. Through making connections between our community and ourselves, we will gain the knowledge that can be utilized into concrete actions of activism.

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Theme: Intersection of Language & Community: Our Identities & Development

LBS 205, Section 01
Child & Adolescent Development

Day/Time: T 10:00 am – 12:45 pm
Instructor: Kai Greene

About this Course

This course will provide an overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through the end of adolescence as it relates to multiple contexts of school, culture, and family. Readings and coursework will focus on best practices when working with children and families in diverse communities, applying theories and scientific terms to real life situations, or case studies involving children in school settings.

Theme: Multilingual L.A: Languages and Communities

UNV 101, Section 05
Personal, Societal and Intellectual Development (First Year Seminar)

Day/Time: T/Th 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
Instructor: Iara Mantenuto

About this Course

This course is an introduction to the field of Linguistics and its subfields through a survey of local languages spoken in Los Angeles. We will foster a global understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, differences, and inequality through critical thinking. Finally, we will focus on transferability of what we learn to navigate the college experience, possible language related career paths, and social/community-oriented interventions.