Jul 21, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ITAS 290 - Interculturality

This interdisciplinary course explores the powerful impact of culture in different professional sectors. Students will explore the processes involved in the dynamic formation of cultures, diverse global and glocal cultural perspectives, a basic understanding of cultural diversity, and knowledge of the ways in which language expresses culture. The course will examine theories and conceptual frameworks surrounding ideas of multiculturalism, transculturalism, and interculturality. Each of these concepts and frameworks approaches the study of cultures, communities, identities, subjectivities, and agency differently. What are the limitations of these rubrics? Do they imply assimilation in disguise? Does intercultural communication contribute to conflict resolution and if so, to what extent?. Students will acquire expertise in dealing with a wide variety of cultural situations, challenges and paradigms, thus learning practical skills that will be useful for their personal and future professional development

Credits 1

Cross-listed with HISP 290  


Arts and Humanities

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars