This course is organized into two modules.

The first module introduces the student to the unique American culture, with reading assignments, field work – where the student will become acquainted with their local community, and critical thinking assignments where the student will need to do further research to expand their working knowledge of American culture. There will also be a resource section in each lesson where the student can go to obtain further information.

The second module introduces to the student how higher education is structure in the USA. The lessons will contain reading assignments, field work, critical thinking assignments, and an assessment. There will also be a resource section in each lesson where the student can go to obtain for further information.

Presentations

Readings

Experiences

Assignments

Discussions

Resources

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The Program at a Glance

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

• Acquire a general understanding of the academic and cultural traditions that make up the United States of America.

• Broaden one’s knowledge on how to adapt and simulate into American culture.

• Understand the value placed on higher education in America and be prepared to face the challenges that come with achieving this education.

• Develop the ability to think critically – finding and utilizing resources available in one’s community, the Internet, and other powerful communication mediums.

• Have the opportunity to learn and understand the questions asked on the US Naturalization Exam.

Introduction

15%

Cultural Transitions

40%

Academic Transitions

25%

Naturalization Exam Preparation

20%