A journey of discovery will take us to distant lands where we will study the cultures, traditional and changing institutions, world systems, and local and world values and identities. We will study and experience ways in which cultures are perceived and portrayed from multiple perspectives. Using global, interdisciplinary perspectives and an integrated systems approach, we will explore the wide-ranging effects of globalization on cultures, the complexity of development issues in specific regional contexts, and diverse cultural expressions. History, social and physical science, humanities, and communication and cultural competence perspectives guide our journey’s exploration. Students will examine different beliefs, articulate their own points of view, and identify the factors influencing different interpretations of world cultures.
- Explore and compare knowledge of the peoples, cultures, and geography in the countries and regions visited on the voyage.
- Compare global variations in artistic, humanistic, and religious expressions.
- Critically assess the forces of globalization on institutions, systems, values, and identities, and the adaptations of local cultures to these forces.
- Analyze and compare global and regional development issues.
- Analyze the diverse ways in which institutions, systems, values, and identities are interpreted and experienced.
- Identify nuances of intercultural interactions on multiple levels, and examine how power and privilege influence stereotypes of individuals and institutions.
- Critically think, analyze and communicate about cultures visited.
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