CUL2100EN - Foundations of Cultural Studies

Course description

Introduces students to understanding culture as a dynamic process that guides lifes, interpretation, and self-understanding.

How this course benefits students

This course equips the student to be able to research and reflect on their own and other cultures.

Why this course is important

This course introduces students to the concepts of culture and encluration. Students wourk to understand their own cultural background and carry out activities to understand another culture.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Cultural Studies
Educational level
Humanities Distribution
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Dorcas Dennis, Professor of Folk Studies

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Jesus operated out of understanding when communicating in ways that both fit and challenged His culture.

Missionally driven

An important aspect of our reaching out in love is understanding the culture of the people to and with whom we minister.

Contextually informed

Fitting what we do and say to the culture requires an ability to understand the culuture in question.

Interculturally focused

We understand our own culture better as we consider other cultures. Also, as we understand our own cuture and enculturation we come to better understand and appreciate other cultures.

Practically minded

Effective missoinal lives are marked by growing understanding of our own cultural background and our ministry context(s)

Experientially transformed

Understanding culture involves engagement. Interaction with our own cultura and other cultures is necessary to effectively understand cuture.