About the Course
This course explores American culture, with particular focus on the student culture of an
American University. Students learn to communicate effectively in both academic and social
settings by completing guided interactive assignments both on and off campus. Course work
covers classroom and learning styles, communication skills for seminars and lectures, and
politeness strategies. The use of technology and social media for academic discussion is also
addressed. Students have opportunities to speak to international and domestic students already
engaged in their major subjects. Preparation for successful group and teamwork is provided.
Students learn strategies for bridging cross-cultural challenges and misunderstandings. Students
work on public speaking skills and present a final oral presentation on an aspect of American
Remote: All class meetings are scheduled and held in real-time using Zoom, allowing for live interaction with your classmates and instructors. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Date & Time
January 12- March 2