STGE 1070 Special Topics in General Education ? International Cultural Competency
3 hours; 3 credits
Combines analytical and experiential approaches to lead students to a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, linguistic and cultural differences. Provides tools for analyzing and navigating language differences, behavioral norms, and social values that are marked by the borders between countries or language communities within countries. Also implies an awareness of regional differences, the role of media and other institutions in reifying ?national? traits, and the challenge to existing identities posed by immigration. A markedly concrete focus, intended to help students foster proficiency in their interactions with individuals from other cultures, whether these are mediated by communication technologies or face-to-face.
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