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Active as of Fall Semester 2018



I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Global Studies Cultural Immersion Experience

2. Course Prefix & Number:
GLST 1492

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits - Variable: 1-3

4. Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to see the world through a cultural lens different from their own and, in doing so, to have a better understanding of the diversity of human experience. Students immerse themselves in a culture other than their own within Minnesota. A different culture than one’s own, as used here, refers to a context in which the beliefs and knowledge that inform fundamental aspects of behavior in a community are different from one’s own. This includes intensive interactions with individuals of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic or religious identity different from one’s own. The intent of this cultural immersion experience is to provide participants with information about Ojibwe, Latino, Somali, Hmong, and other cultures from scholarly presentations, readings, observation and interaction. An awareness of how learners’ race, background knowledge and experiences, culture, religion, and gender impact society.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 237

6. Prerequisite Courses:

GLST 1492 - Global Studies Cultural Immersion Experience

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

GLST 1492 - Global Studies Cultural Immersion Experience

There are no corequisites for this course.