We see own world every day, and communicating well within that world is what we naturally do well. Required of all students on The VIllage, this course is about getting you to take bold strides onto the world’s stage as you meet and interact with people who aren’t your family, don’t come from your hometown or state, and speak languages that you either don’t understand or have only just begun to speak. Moving out into Europe one village at a time, you’ll learn in this class to see cultural difference as an opportunity for your own learning and growth. You’ll also advance your abilities as a communicator, while taking time, too, to increase your sense of self awareness and how your communicative energies can work best within a variety of different social and professional settings. Explores issues related to intercultural communication processes. Considers the important role of context (social, cultural, and historical) in intercultural interactions. The goal is to develop an understanding of the process of communicating across cultural boundaries. Operates from the premise that culture is both a producer and product of communication, and, therefore, an appreciation of communication processes is an essential factor in promoting positive intercultural relations and pursuing a more just global society. Meets Multicultural Requirement and is required of all students.
Nobody gets to learn the way they want to all of the time. (That’s why learning sometimes feels so hard.) But enter The Village, and even the hurdles you need to clear will carry with them a sweet sense of change and growth. Because here, you’ll saddle up with a small group of students and faculty from Business, STEM, Liberal and the Fine Arts on the most riveting learning journey you’ll ever know. And follow a curriculum that’s keyed to make Europe become a living classroom. With us, you’ll chose the courses your degree plan needs to have a semester’s worth of new muscle. While you rest assured that our sponsoring school of record–The University of West Florida–will see to it that you get the help you need to reach Europe and earn your credits while there! Scroll below to choose some classes, and the journey will be starting!