Department of Writing

Writing Across Cultures

Writing Across Cultures

Students come to college already intuiting the power of language within cultures. As Writing majors, students learn to more consciously use the power of language. This component allows students to explore the power of language across cultures.

Upon graduation from GVSU, students may find themselves working for organizations with global and multicultural interests. This component gives students experience working in professional or scholarly capacities across cultures. The activities within this component range from studying abroad to contributing to community and campus cultural events.

Level A

  • Study abroad for at least six weeks, keeping a travel/learning log.
  • Complete a writing-related internship abroad.
  • Volunteer to work as an English Language Services conversation partner.
  • Work as a Multicultural Assistant to a campus living center/dormitory.
  • Participate heavily in the Model Arab League.
  • Volunteer with a literacy program targeted at second-language speakers (Grandville Avenue Library, for example).
  • Write a cultural history (of a group, or an organization, or another student from a different culture).

 Level B

  • Participate in a week-long Spring Break Abroad program (through Seidman), keeping a travel/learning log.
  • Give a presentation at an academic conference with international or intercultural theme.
  • Contribute writing/design work to the publicity or materials for an intercultural campus event.

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