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SOC 1010   Cross-Cultural Understanding   Credits: 3

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the theory and the terminology used to explore the nature and interrelationship of all cultures. Through the exploration of their own personal culture, and by examining external cultural forces, students will better comprehend the dynamic nature of Canadian culture. Communicating with people of different cultures is a challenge in any cross-cultural interaction. A variety of communications exercises will help to improve cultural competence. People from other cultures come with their own ways of thinking, acting and interpreting the world based on their own unique cultural perspectives. By sharing ideas, experiences, perspectives and perceptions, students will gain an appreciation of the way other cultures work and determine the themes common to all cultures. To adapt and respond to others appropriately are skills that will enhance any social relationship.

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