The Essential Ingredients of Intercultural Competence

Spring 2019
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
16 Credits per quarter
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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.

Registration

Spring 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16): 30204
So - Sr (16): 30207
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Academic details

Credits
16
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$30 for entrance fee at Mt. Rainier 

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Com 110 - Perf and Prod Studio
Location
Olympia
Revisions
DateRevision 2019-03-08 a fee of $30 added