Sep 28, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Minor

The multilingualism and multiculturalism minor seeks to examine the role of language and culture in education and society. The minor is intended to help students develop broad perspectives on the considerable personal, sociocultural, economic and political significance of developing and sustaining competence in two or more languages and cultures. Multilingualism and multiculturalism is key for children to thrive socially, cognitively academically, and professionally in the 21st century.  In this minor, we will interrogate current linguistic inequities that are rooted in a legacy of cultural, racial and linguistic domination, which have resulted in the long-lasting negative impact on linguistically minoritized students and communities. Students enrolled in this minor will learn how language is intimately bound to identity, culture, and power and gain multiple perspectives on multilingual and multicultural education locally, nationally and internationally. With this minor, students will be prepared for further study toward a career as a teacher, project director, community organizer in non-profits, case manager, community liaison, educational entrepreneur, policy maker or researcher in multilingual and multicultural community and state contexts.