This course introduces students to the study of Language as a

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Goals Assignment
Goal - Identify a major long-term goal you have, and explain why it is important or meaningful to you.
Possible goals include running your own business, being an effective parent, carrying out social justice
work in the community, etc.
Necessary Skills - Identify three or four skills/competencies that you think will be important in
achieving this goal. A skill or competency is something a person is able to do. Examples include the
ability to write well, the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups of people, and the ability to
manage time effectively. Note that this is not the same thing as knowledge (e.g., understanding the
major theories of social development) and personal characteristics (e.g., honesty, sense of humor).
Plan of Action - Describe some things you can do in the context of this class that will help you develop
one or more of those skills. This does not have to relate to the subject matter of the course. For
example, perhaps your goal is to become a teacher, and you identified the ability to be comfortable
speaking in front of a group as an important skill for that goal. For that skill, you might write about the
steps you will take to prepare for the two presentations in this class.
These three pieces together should be at least 250 words in length, and be free of typos and
grammatical errors.
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