Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2011-2012
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The Los Angeles Center for International Studies (LACIS) prepares and encourages teachers and students to relate constructively to people of other traditions with dignity, respect, and understanding.
LACIS organized seminars and workshops for World History teachers in Los Angeles middle and high schools. Programs and services for teachers are supported by foundation grants and through fees for services. Support includes grants from th Freeman Foundation through the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and from the Los Angeles Educational Partnership.
LACIS also administers the Southern California Consortium for International Studies (SOCCIS), a network of university faculty that encourages institutional and faculty commitment to an "internationalized" curriculum and sponsors seminars on area studies. These include African, East Asian, South Asian, Latin American, European and Russian, and Near Eastern Studies. SOCCIS also facilitates communication regarding Study Abroad at area campuses.
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