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Required Coursework


Students will enroll in one Linguistics seminar course (LING 343:Intercultural Discourse for Internships) taught online during the internship placement (4 Emory credits).

This course introduces students to studies in intercultural communication, occupational sociology, and professional discourse. Using various methods, such as ethnography and linguistic landscape, you will examine both your host city and your internship organization as field sites.

You will learn to observe, analyze, and question language use and cultural norms, as well as professional expectations. Students from several work sites will have the opportunity to discuss and compare all stages of the internship experience as well as your developing identities as global citizens. This course will enable you to connect your internship experience directly to your liberal arts education.

As with other Emory online courses, students will learn from both posted materials, including multimedia lectures and readings, as well as from online, live, group discussions where students from several sites will have the opportunity to discuss and compare all stages of the internship experience.

Students will also complete practical exercises, writing assignments, and projects, and will be guided through all stages of the internship experience