The course is a hybrid that combines classroom instruction and lab work with aspects of internship and practicum courses, including field work in a setting unfamiliar to student participants. Students work to produce multi-media stories with faculty members serving as supervisors. Faculty work with students to master intercultural competence and apply media skills.
Students participating in the Cagli Project are assigned time each day to work on the project. This includes time spent in class, in the field researching and producing stories, and in the lab completing assignments and coordinating the elements of each story. Students should be prepared to perform a variety of assignments and tasks to support the effective functioning of the project. In addition to the course in Cagli, students in this program will participate in various excursions in Italy, including the 2-day program opening in Florence, a day trip to Urbino and weekend free travel.
Because of its setting, students will have a unique opportunity to learn how to access a foreign culture and to acquire practical language skills, rapidly -- using an immersion technique. The ability to assimilate quickly and to hone in on another cultures values are indispensable tools for anyone preparing for a career in a field where globalization and multi-culturalism are becoming increasingly important. At the micro level, students will learn how to read another culture on its own terms -- thereby eliminating cultural bias. At the macro level, students will be ready to become facilitators in the inter-cultural dialogue that the modern world requires.
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