RCAH 111 Stories & ILO Showcase

December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Second Floor Classrooms
362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

This semester, students enrolled in RCAH 111: Writing in Transcultural Contexts have been exploring the relationship between culture and various forms of human expression. On December 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the second floor classrooms of Snyder-Phillips Hall, students will present a variety of compositions that emerge from these explorations. This celebration of student work will include paintings, short films, new media projects, and other compositions that prompt us to reflect on how we make meaning in cultural contexts.

From 7 to 9 p.m. in LookOut! Art Gallery, projects from this semester's ILO students and language mentors will be showcased. This semester's language collaborations include:

ASL: Stories of diverse people
Video of students signing John Lennon’s Imagine
Poster: Why do deaf and hearing people like to sign songs?
Chinese: Chinese legal system
Video of students explaining different features of Chinese law
French: Serious gaming: Society, government, and culture
A collection of artifacts representing the students’ “ideal” society, government, and culture created through a desert island thought experiment
German: Art of the Berlin Wall and its historical symbolic meaning
Video of students role-playing dialogue between an East and West German
Haitian Creole: Considerations individuals should make when visiting Haiti, particularly those visiting for humanitarian reasons
"Welcome to Haiti" brochure (in English and Haitian Creole) for first time visitors to Haiti
Italian: Investigating language and context; comparing cultural differences and cultural stereotypes
PowerPoint presentation in which students engage in dialogues in three different contexts
Prezi: “L’italia moderna"
Korean: Understanding Korean popular media performances through the lens of American performance theories
Student blog featuring analysis of Korean TV drama on weebly.com
Spanish: Understanding the experiences of Cuban refugees: Interviews with Peckham team members
Poster display (bio sketches and photography)
Spanish: Schools and power imbalances: Colombian and American examples
Video reporting results of one-on-one interviews with students attending private schools in Colombia
Turkish: Bilingual German-Turkish education
PowerPoint presentation based on the Schule Laemmersieth in Hamburg

This will be an open house, so feel free to come for any portion you are able to. Light refreshments will be served.

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