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CULTURE, CULTURAL ADJUSTMENT, AND IDENDITY, Spring 2007

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[Instructor]
Mariko Muro Yokokawa

[Course Guide]

Sub Title:

How communication and understanding are affected by culture

Course Description:

This course examines the impact of cultural values and beliefs, the process of cultural adjustment, the formation of cultural identity, and the relationship between language and culture. Third Culture Kids (Global Nomads) and returnees will be studied along with other topics related to culture, cultural adjustment, and communication across cultures.
In addition to the readings, students will be given opportunities to discuss critical incidents on instances of cultural misunderstanding, do role plays, as well as do presentations on ethnographic studies of their choice. The instructor will provide basic guidelines on how to conduct ethnographic (observational) research.

Classes: 13
One 90-minute class per week

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