Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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ENG 1100 - Crossing Cultures with Text

An introduction to the ways in which different cultures meet, cross, and sometimes clash through the exploration of cross-cultural texts. This class foregrounds issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other differences and how such identities complicate cultural and cross-cultural perspectives utilizing the lens of English studies.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Intercultural Explorations, Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: DEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, TAG course: OAH063 Multicultural Literature
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe elements of another culture, such as history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
  • Students will be able to recognize complex interactions between different cultures, including their own, and identity markers like race, gender, class, sexuality, ability, class, religion, and other difference.
  • Students will be able to apply literary and analytical principles, terminology, and methods to identify and discuss features of intercultural texts.
  • Students will be able to craft thoughtful questions and answers around intercultural texts that reflect varied cultural perspectives and indicate an understanding of and empathy for other perspectives.
  • Students will be able to analyze, interpret, and/or evaluate intercultural texts to articulate insights about their own cultural rules and biases and develop approaches to mitigate them.
  • Students will be able to communicate concepts and evidence related to the role that language, identity, and representation play in the mediation of cultural interaction and cultural conflict.
  • Students will be able to interact with others who are culturally different from themselves in an open and supportive way.

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