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Exploring American Culture: Course Introduction
Transcript of Exploring American Culture: Course Introduction
Specific aspects of American Life
How to cope with cultural differences Describing Americans Everyone wants to live in the USA!
Economically and Militarily powerful
Creative and energetic people
Democratic political system best in the world
Freedoms not found in other countries
Overall more superior How Americans View Their Place in the World Individuals
No real culture
Responsible as individuals for choosing their values and way of life
See more distinction between regional differences (Southerners vs. Northerners, Texans vs. Midwesterners, etc.) How Americans See Themselves In some ways, people are all alike
In some ways, every person is unique
In some ways groups of people resemble each other. Making Generalizations Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, atheists, and others
Rich, poor, educated, non-educated,
Republicans, Democrats, independents, libertarians, socialists, Communists
Urban, rural, suburban Who and What is America? 3,531,901 square miles
About 310, 000,000 inhabitants
Deserts, plains, wetlands, forests, mountains
White, Hispanic, African American, Asian, Native American
38.1 million foreign-born residents
Strong ethnic heritage
(Asian American, Italian American, Arab American, etc.) Who and What is America? Help you understand and interpret behavior
Get the most out of your study abroad experience
Not an attempt to make you “more American”
Help promote cultural exchanges with Americans Cultural Understanding KAUST Preparatory Program
McClintic Exploring American Culture:
Course Introduction Who and What is America? What ideas and attitudes underlie their actions?
What motivates them?
What makes them talk and act the way they do? Key Questions about Americans From "melting pot" to
"salad bowl" DIVERSITY! Do you recognize these stereotypes? Adapted from "American Ways" 3rd Ed. (G. Althen) Remember, these are general ideas, but they aren't true of all Americans!