The World As It Could Be will introduce students to sub-genres and themes in speculative fiction from 5 different world regions (Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and Russia/Eastern Europe). Students will read and discuss stories from each region and learn from guest experts, writer, and translators. Each student will produce a classroom reading/teaching guide for teachers focused on an in-depth look at one of the stories from the course. The ORIAS Summer Teacher Institute is offered annually by a consortium of six National Resource Centers in International and Area Studies on the Berkeley campus and coordinated through their joint outreach office, Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS). Each year, the program focuses on a new theme. The summer program takes place over 3 days (25 contact hours) during one week.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers in literature, history, social sciences, and science, as well as school librarians and curriculum specialists.
Credited participants should be in-service educators in K-12 schools and districts. Pre-service teachers are also eligible.
Number of Sessions: 3
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: June 19, 2023 (11:59pm PT)
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