Building Communities

Full Course Title: 
Building Communities: Intercultural Competence and You

This course explores global perspectives as you consider your future life in our increasingly diverse society and world. Together, we will develop intercultural competence. We'll start by looking at your new campus home and understanding the "culture" of university life. From there, you'll interact deeply with four connected faculty, who are our windows into other parts of the world.

Intercultural competence is broad and deep. It encourages us to consider a diversity of thought and experience through many lenses: cultural studies, sociological frameworks, the arts and humanities, and language and its role in society.

Class activities, readings, and discussions will vary. All faculty will share aspects of lived culture and engage you in exploring cultural products (folk tales, film, art, other media) and the perspectives they reflect. We'll also engage with others abroad via a virtual exchange and enjoy international food together.

NOTE:  Enrollment is restricted to members of the Languages & Cultures Residential Learning Community.

Course Details
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section Number(s) and Day/Times Taught: 
197: TR 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Term: 
Fall 2021
Categories: 
Global Issues
Well-Being
RLC Name: 
Languages and Cultures
Instructor(s)

Beverly Moser

Beverly Moser

Dr. Beverly Moser has traveled and worked extensively in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Japan, where she has taught German, English as a Second Language. She regularly takes students abroad and on Study Away trips to NY City to explore international contexts there. Dr. Moser has received Appalachian's Global Educator Award and served as a Fellow in Intercultural Competence with the Office of International Education and Development. She has been deeply engaged with global learning at Appalachian for over 15 years. For much of this, she helped host Fulbright international teachers from five continents. She is joined in Fall 2021 by colleagues from Russia, China, and Tunisia from her home department, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, who will connect us to cultures in Europe, Asia and the Arab world.