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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WLC 1100 - The Gods Must be Crazy: Exploring Culture, Context, and Intercultural Competence

Credits: 4
Using the 1980 white South African comedy The Gods Must be Crazy as a point of departure, this course explores the culture (or cultures) of certain non-English-speaking countries. The content aims to stimulate cultural curiosity, cross- cultural communication, and provide practical knowledge of the customs and culture(s) of a variety of countries. The aspects of the cultures that will be covered include Social values, Food and other customs, Economics, Geography, History, Politics, Demographics and other issues such as immigration/emigration, the environment, and mass media. Important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication will be discussed and students will be encouraged to reflect on their own cultural values such as what it means to live a good, productive, and happy life and how these might differ in other cultures. Students will be provided with vivid examples that will prepare them to understand and interact better in intercultural relationships.