EDE507 Intercultural Communication for Administrative/Official Purposes

This course will focus on the common mismatch presented by the language of health and insurance policies, official correspondence and forms for diverse patients, including those with disabilities. It will explore policies and practices for interpretation/translation within medical contexts and the role of children/adolescents in supporting multilingual family members who are patients. Students will identify and analyze the language and discursive aspects of the policies and administrative practices and linguistic practices in their professional contexts and consider how to adapt or change administrative practices to scaffold them for patient access. Resources and agencies available in the community to support patients in different ways will be identified and connected to the course focus. As an assessment, students will redesign an existing form, process, or policy to better support patients from a particular population.

Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
EDE 507 Intercultural Communication for Administrative/Official Purposes course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.