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American Culture and Communication: Historical Foundations and Movements

Have you ever wondered what American culture is and why Americans think and behave as they do? This course is designed for advanced nonnative English speakers who are interested in the intellectual, cultural, and moral foundations of American society. In class, read foundational texts by important American thinkers to better understand contemporary issues surrounding religion, family, the economy, civil rights, immigration, food, gender rights, education, and healthcare. Classes consist mostly of discussions about readings, lectures, and film clips. Receive individual correction on your grammar and pronunciation. By the term’s end, you will be able to speak more clearly and confidently in English about sophisticated ideas and have a better understanding of American history and culture.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to communicate more accurately and fluently in English
  • A heightened understanding of American history and culture

Ideal for

  • Nonnative speakers of English
  • Students looking to advance their professional, academic, and personal goals
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