Office of the Registrar

Course Descriptions

To view course descriptions for all courses in a single subject:

  1. Select the subject from the drop-down list
  2. Click Get Descriptions

Searching course descriptions by keyword is currently unavailable.

Course: -

INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-360
Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including race and international relations, cultural diplomacy, and international education. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.

SISU-360
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Intercultural Communication

The primary focus of this course is on the interaction of people from various cultures, both domestically and internationally. The approach is broadly interdisciplinary and applied with special emphasis on cross-cultural negotiation, management, conflict and adaptation. The course also considers such issues as cultural impacts on economic and political development, the mass media and cross-cultural conflict, multicultural management, and re-entry transition stress.

SISU-360
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

The Search for Identity

A racial, ethnic, or gendered understanding of who one is in relation to others is neither exhaustive of all possible meanings that apply nor inherently correct. No one descriptor captures the essence of one's identity. Regardless of how an individual chooses to identify, each identity has a restrictive scope, which creates opportunities for misunderstandings, stereotypes, and conflict. This course explores the complex and dynamic configuration of identity with respect to the social constructions of race, ethnicity, and gender within a historical, theoretical, and practice oriented framework.

SISU-360
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Contemporary Social Movements and Identity

This course delves into theories of social movements, state, and the police from sociology and political philosophy to make sense of contemporary social movements around the world such as Gezi Park Protests in Turkey, Brazil, Ukraine, Venezuela, the occupy movement, and the Arab Spring. Examining materials produced both by protestors and those who opposed the protests--songs, videos, pictures, posters, editorials, op-eds, blogs, tweets, Facebook groups/pages and posts-the class tries to grasp the process of identity formation for protestors and for those who position themselves against the protests. Student gain a unique understanding of a social movement they study throughout the semester.

SISU-360
004
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Global Leadership across Cultures

This course provides an in-depth introduction to global leadership. It prepares students to do global work effectively in complex environments with people from various cultures. By examining global leadership in cross-cultural context, students prepare themselves for working overseas or for working domestically with people from different cultures.

SISU-360
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (3)

Religious Identity and Global Movements

This seminar explores the relationship between religious identity and social movements in the context of economic and cultural globalization. Special attention is given to how faith commitments can shape both violent fundamentalism and positive civic engagement in both local and transnational contexts.