This course introduces students to the application of computing in a cross-cultural, Christian context. Students will travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, and work with software engineers and linguists on the campus of Payap University – a key center for the development of software support tools for languages in Southeast Asia. Students will: develop support tools for cross-cultural, Christian work; participate in classroom sessions focused on cross-cultural computing and Thai culture; interact with local students from the English program; participate in Thai cultural events including visits to Buddhist temples, Thai cooking exhibitions and Thai Christian church services.
Core: This course fulfills the CCE requirement.
Dates: January 7-27, 2015.
Estimated cost: $3291
Likely January weather: sunny, in the mid-80s
Local outings we’re considering:
Prerequisite: Basic software development skills as evidenced by completion of CS 112 with a grade of C- or higher, or by permission of the instructors.
To apply, please do the following:
Applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Email Keith VanderLinden if you have questions.
Photos by Bill Vriesma and Chris/Rebecca Hirt