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Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more The course is for anyone with an interest in the concepts of culture and interculturality, you don’t need any previous experience. This course is also ideal if you are preparing to move to a different country for work or study or you work with groups of people from different cultures to yours. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time. You can use the hashtag #FLdefiningculture to talk about this course on social media.

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  • The complex meanings of the term culture and exploring the difference between ‘culture’ (ideas, practices and behaviour of groups of people) and ‘Culture’ (the arts, philosophy etc).
  • Interculturality - the interaction of people from different societies in a way that supports understanding and dialogue.
  • The idea of dimensions of cultures, how these have been used to explain interactions between people of different cultures and their limitations.
  • The way in which humans tend to ‘other’, how this leads to the development of ‘in’ and ‘out’ groups and the consequences of their formation.
  • Transcultural flows and practices - the interaction between different groups and the ways in which practices and ideas can flow between them.
  • Small cultures and cultural environments.

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Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Jan 27 (96 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Christina Copperthwaite, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Simon Vallance, Petra Desatova
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Jan 27 (96 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Christina Copperthwaite, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Simon Vallance, Petra Desatova
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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