Education-Bilingual/Multicultural (BLMC)

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BLMC 270  Experiences with Migrant Children  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
See BLMC 370. 3 hours lecture.  (001396)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BLMC 319  Bilingual Teaching Competence: Language  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or equivalent, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course is taught entirely in Spanish. It is designed to develop bilingual teacher competence in the area of language. The primary goals are to develop language skill in content areas such as mathematics, science, and social studies, and to enhance the language proficiency of bilingual teachers in communication with parents, faculty, and staff. This course will also focus on teaching methodology in each of the content areas. 3 hours seminar.  (001410)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 330  Hmong Cultural Roots & Contemporary Issues  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Study Hmong American roots, including: geographic, demographic, sociocultural, economic, political, religious, and historical elements from the countries of origin. Main emphasis is on how Hmong roots influence contemporary lives of Hmong Americans, starting with their immigration/migration and settlement/resettlement patterns and continuing on the present day. Students explore the complex patterns of Hmong American acculturation and identity, especially with respect to elements of gender, socio-economic class, ethnicity, age and education. 3 hours lecture.  (021849)  
General Education: Ethnic Studies (F)  
Cross listing(s): AAST 330  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 370  Experiences with Migrant Children  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Open to students enrolled in CSU, Chico Mini-Corps, bilingual or bicultural programs, or on recommendation by a faculty member in cases where a special need for familiarity with the problems of migrant children is thought to exist.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
BLMC 270 - BLMC 370: Study of characteristics of migrant families, special methods and materials for teaching bilingual/bicultural children; problems of bilingual/bicultural students; problems of evaluating bilingual/bicultural education; and culture awareness. 3 hours lecture.  (015975)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 399  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours lecture.  (020917)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 518  The Language and Communication Skills of English Learners  3 Units  
Prerequisite: A Multiple or Single Subject Credential or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
Study of special needs of language minority children related to communication skills, ESL/Bilingual, and language arts curriculum areas in elementary school. The value of language, with emphasis on English sounds, words, and sentences as they affect dialects and social standards, will be introduced. The interrelatedness of language processing as it incorporates children's literature will be discussed. 3 hours seminar.  (001409)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 536  Introduction to Multicultural Education  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
Examination of ways in which socio-cultural factors influence teaching/learning process for students in all classrooms. Emphasis on approaches and strategies for integrating cross-cultural concepts into content areas, evaluating instructional materials, and developing curriculum. 3 hours seminar.  (001411)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BLMC 672  Linguistically and Culturally Responsive Educational Practices  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Possess a single or multiple subjects credential, or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A study of theories and pedagogical practices for more equitable learning environments for linquistically and culturally diverse learners, in both K-12 classrooms and in university contexts. Course content includes specifically designed academic instruction delivered in English, as well as inclusion of students' other languages and language variations to maximize learning. The models provided allow for implementation in varied educational contexts. 3 hours seminar.  (001412)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
BLMC 689  CLAD Practicum  1-9 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course provides practicing professionals with the opportunity to place into practice newly developed understanding of diverse cultures and languages. The practicing professional will develop and implement newly acquired understanding of strategies, methodologies, and approaches to teaching a second language. Opportunities will be designed to allow the practicing professional to receive feedback and coaching to hone newly acquired skills and abilities through peer coaching models. 9 hours supervision.  (001414)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division