Introduction to Cross Cultural Competency in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Session
Four Week - Second
Class Number
2844
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
This course examines main concepts in cross-cultural studies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The course aims to develop students' critical thinking and promote their cross-cultural competency and awareness. Students will explore the concept of culture and common approaches from the field of cross-cultural communication. The course highlights the key concepts of language (verbal / nonverbal) and culture, social and cultural identity. It also addresses various topics such as barriers in intercultural communication, dimensions of culture, multiculturalism, and culture's influence on perception.This course places heavy emphasis on case studies and experiential learning. Recommended preparation: MLL 191 or MLL 305.
Notes
This is a fully online course, taught asynchronously. Asynchronous work is completed on the students' own time, with specific due dates. The course requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Amina Didich
Meets
TBA
Dates
07/12/2021 - 08/06/2021
Room
WEB
Instruction Mode
Online
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
4
Seats Open
16
Class Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0