Practicum in Bridging Swarthmore and Local Chinese Communities
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CHIN 090. Practicum in Bridging Swarthmore and Local Chinese Communities


This is a service-learning course. Students are required to provide community service to our neighboring immigrant community-Philadelphia’s Chinatown-through an internship with a NPO in order to gain a deeper understanding of the Asian American diaspora and their social issues in the context of contemporary global migration. Besides the mandatory community-based service (a minimum of 3 hours per week, excluding transportation time), students will also read academic literature, keep an internship journal and write reflection papers to integrate their learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. The outcome project for this course is to build a digital archive to document the community, individual immigrants and residents, social activities and changes around Philadelphia’s Chinatown. The working language in the local NPO office is English, but knowledge of Mandarin or regional dialects is a plus for working with the Chinese American community. Credit is awarded CR/NC.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2017. Wang (J).
Fall 2018. Wang (J).
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Chinese  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/chinese


Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses




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