Cross-Cultural Studies (CLDI)

CLDI 2100  Writing Systems of the World  (3 Credits)  

Writing is one of the most important inventions in human history. Provides a survey of the written languages of the world, their origins, spread and diversification, and their cultural impact. Students learn the basic characteristics of 3 different writing systems (e.g., alphabetic, syllabic, logographic) and consider the relationship between written language and thoughts. Falls and Springs. (PPDI)

CLDI 2550  Cross-Cultural Communication  (3 Credits)  

With the advancement of technology and the internet, cross-cultural interaction has become a necessity in people’s lives. Uses research to explain what happens when people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds interact in everyday and professional settings. Students are challenged to think critically about how “taken-for-granted” ways of thinking, active, and interacting are culturally specific. Falls and Springs. (SSDI)