This undergraduate course provides an overview of the role of cultural and linguistic variables in the development of literacy and language in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Topics include defining literacy and language in a multicultural context; distinguishing cultural differences from disorders in the domains of literacy and language; understanding cross-cultural communication patterns and relationships between nonverbal and verbal language systems; gaining interpersonal skills for encouraging harmony across cultures; and evaluating the cultural and linguistic features that affect service delivery when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Examining strategies for delivering literacy and language services for culturally and linguistically diverse populations will be emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00