- This section of WRD 377 was an interactive
collaboration between undergraduate students at DePaul and Unichristus
University in Fortaleza, Brazil. Separately, DePaul students studied topics
such as the role of nativism in English rhetoric, reaciolingusitic bias, and
how to provide effective writing feedback. Unichristus students studied writing
and rhetoric with an emphasis on the use of English as a second language for
scientific and academic research. Student collaboration was primarily completed
during class time using Zoom, and students met for six collaborative sessions
during the second half of the quarter. In the collaborative sessions, students
discussed a variety of topics including university life, cultural differences
and similarities, research ethics, and writing workshops. The course also
fulfilled the Experiential Learning requirement in the Liberal Studies Program
for DePaul students.
- Google Drive
- Google Docs
Communication Type/ Interaction Mode :
- Students will be well versed in current issues and trends
in language teaching and theory.
- Students will be able to articulate their interpretations and
opinions about course content in class discussions and in writing.
- Students will gain cross-cultural competence to communicate with
- Students will learn best practices for giving
feedback on writing to Unichristus students.
Reflection Component :
- Final written reflection, a short questionnaire completion, and a final
Empathy Building Component :
- Introductory videos,
with responses, followed by a synchronous meeting.