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ELIUP 066 American Culture • 4.5 Cr.


Students learn about and discuss values, assumptions, communication styles, behavior, and other aspects of cultural and ethnic diversity, concentrating specifically on American culture. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between beliefs, values, and norms in a culture
  • Identify common beliefs, values, and norms of an American
  • Identify common American communication patterns
  • Identify common behaviors and ways of reasoning of an American
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the similarities and differences between the culture in the US and their native cultures
  • Use their greater understanding of culture and American culture specifically to interact more appropriately while in the US
  • Use this understanding to feel more comfortable interacting in a second culture
  • Think more globally

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