URBN 250: Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
Degree Requirements: F9
This course focuses on helping students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to interact effectively in diverse cultural
contexts. Multiple pedagogical strategies are used to foster student growth including: (1) exposing students to interdisciplinary
scholarship that contextualizes the experiences of people from diverse cultural backgrounds, (2) requiring students to continually reflect
on how their own cultural identities have influenced their values, beliefs, and worldviews, and (3) providing multiple opportunities for
students to practice and enhance their intercultural competence skills. Although the course focuses primarily on the experiences of
diverse cultural groups within the US, the skills learned should be transferable across multiple contexts.