2014-15 Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2014-15 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GEN 316 - Cross-cultural Preparation

(1-4 credits; may be repeated; non-yearly, consult department)
This course is designed specifically for students planning to engage in an approved for-credit off-campus, cross-cultural experience of two weeks or more during the summer and winter intersessions.  The course introduces students to the structures of culture in general and the specificities (historical, political, social, religious, etc.) that inform particular groups of people, their ways of thinking, as well as behavioral patterns. Students learn skills in cross-cultural communication and gain insight into the target culture with which they will be interacting during their off-campus study experience, whether domestic or study abroad.