This course aims to equip students with skills and tools in the art of crossing cultures and to use American culture as the framework within which to practice. To do this, students will explore the orienting principles that guide cross-cultural understanding and the cultural dimensions that influence our everyday thinking and functioning. They will also gain knowledge of the underpinnings of American culture and study topics connected to everyday life and work. In the process, they will contemplate more deeply their own cultural framework and values. Ultimately, the student should be better prepared for future successful interactions with those of another culture living in China or abroad.
SOCL250 is a 3 credit course.