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One of the functions of culture is to provide humans with a set of lenses that serve as a highly selective screen between the individual and the outside world. Culture, thereore, designates what we pay attention to and what we ignore. Today we live in a world of increasing intercultural and international contacts. Sometimes, these interactions are on an interpersonal level; sometimes they occur in organizational settings. We know that intercultural interactions can inlcude moments of conflict, friendship, hatred, romance, dominance and cooperation. This quarter, we will explore the question, How can we develop competence in dealing with the increased cultural complexity of the 21st century? In lectures, workshops and seminars we will explore the importance of understanding the variables of "context" as a way of making sense of the unfamiliar. Our purpose is to work toward a self-awareness of our own cultural perspectives and to develop strategies for approaching cultural differences effectively.
We welcome first-year students ready to be seriously engaged in their studies and offer strong support to upper-division students.
Credit awarded in applied anthropology, intercultural communication, human behavior in the social environment and writing. Upper division credit is available for those whose background preparation and program work demonstrate its appropriateness.
The program will provide learning opportunities to help students meet some of the expectations of an Evergreen Graduate: specifically, participating collaboratively and responsibly in our diverse society; comunicating creatively and effectively; and demonstrating integrative, independent and critical thinking.
The program is preparatory for careers and future studies in anthropology, education, business, law, communication, international studies, human services, psychology, community development.
Prerequisites: NO, this is an all-level program.
Faculty Signature: NO
Special Expenses: Students should expect to spend about $25.00 on a first week program rereat and other special program events.
Part-Time Options or Internship Possibilities: NO. This is a 16-credit, full-time program.
|Week 1: April 1 - 5
Introducing Communication and Culture
|Tuesday, April 2, 9:00 - 3:00
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Seminar Readings For
|Thursday, April 4, 9:00 - 3:30
9:00 - 3:30 p.m.
|Friday, April 5, 9:00 - 1:00
9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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