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INTST 202 Cultural Encounters & Tensions • 5 Cr.


Deals with the contemporary world from a cultural standpoint. Students examine problems of intercultural relations with particular emphasis on divergent "world views."


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyze the relationship between culture and politics in the contemporary world
  • Articulate how differences in cultural context can enhance or inhibit effective inter-cultural understanding
  • Define major concepts related to international political culture
  • Explain the importance of interdependence in the modern world
  • Identify ethnocentrism in political discourse
  • Respect and appreciate cultural differences

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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