Cross-Cultural Dynamics

Course Description

A curriculum-wide elective that studies the psycho-socio-cultural aspects of human differences and the enhancement of interpersonal/ intercultural communication skills. Increases the knowledge and understanding of differences in people and perspectives, enhances learning and performance in multicultural environments and fosters interactive diversity as a socio-cultural imperative and behavioral norm.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss various dimensions of diversity and multiculturalism that influence individual and group dynamics.
  • Recall the definition of power, privilege and oppression in his/her own words and give examples of each.
  • Distinguish the sociological, psychological, and cultural components that impact human behavior.
  • Recognize and discuss ways of neutralizing overt and covert prejudice and discrimination.


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