Language Program Design and Management
(SPRING) (3 graduate credits)
Students successfully completing this course will be able to design and manage a language development program. Students will conduct and interpret sociolinguistic research in order to identify the key national and local factors most likely to influence a language development program for a linguistic community. Students will demonstrate mastery of the strategic planning procedures taught during the class including setting goals, strategies (with rationale), objectives, activities and evaluation measures, by stating long range program goals and designing tentative, short-term (1-2 years) language development plans appropriate to local language project needs. The course will highlight fundamental management skills crucial for partnering with any sponsoring agencies and the local community with attention given to training local citizens for greater involvement in language development program activities.
AA4350 Language and Society or permission of instructor.