The Essential Ingredients of Intercultural Competence

Spring
Spring 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
25% Reserved for Freshmen
16
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

development/learning, abnormal psychology, multicultural psychology
Cynthia Kennedy
leadership

This one-quarter, all-level program is designed to expand the worldviews of both Evergreen students and Korean students from Daejeon University, in South Korea. The program’s study of cultural competence will include small intercultural group work that will ask students to examine multiple identity formation, privilege and oppression, thinking patterns, styles of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, and dialogical and dialectical discourse.

Students will explore how familial, communal, institutional, and cultural spheres of influence construction of self and others through introspective writing to specific questions.  This introspective writing, when written without censoring, will lead students to access their ingrained values and beliefs.  Students will learn how these ingrained values and beliefs manifest in their interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships (e.g., ethnocentrism, implicit biases, ingroup favoritism, etc.). Mindfulness activities (e.g., calligraphy, mind-body connection activities), program content-based workshops, and community service learning will enable students to build trust and learn to work collaboratively despite cultural differences.

Weekly in-depth processing of program content in small groups, creative project responses to seminar readings, uncensored writings, and weekly consciousness logs will facilitate development of qualitative, reflective, analytical, and creative modes of inquiry. Seminar response essays and giving and receiving peer feedback on the integration essays will foster integrative, independent, and critical thinking.

16

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Fees:

$30 for entrance fee at Mt. Rainier 

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
25% Reserved for Freshmen
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:00 am
Com 110 - Perf and Prod Studio

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-03-08a fee of $30 added