HUM-1020 FYS: Cultivating the Cross-Cultural Mind

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to first-year students only.

This first-year seminar course is an invitation to take a journey. It is a growth challenge course, an invitation to develop a cross-culture-bound identity. First, we will explore the notion of culture and ourselves as cultural beings – our own voices, perceptions, attitudes, values, beliefs, and needs. After this self-exploration, we will sympathetically cross into other cultures, new terrains which must be entered on their own terms. Here, we will come to identify, understand, and appreciate certain features of other voices so that we may, as individuals, build our own bridges of understanding and uncover paths that connect us. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.