Explores cultural expectations and underpinnings in the university community and beyond, enabling students to interact more effectively in the U.S. Examines everyday experiences as well as more impactful events with potentially global implications (e.g., major elections and changes in laws or policies). It also touches on significant issues such as the digital revolution and the rise of social media; the intersecting issues of class, race, religion, politics, and gender; and contradictory or seemingly surprising aspects of life in the U.S. Students develop and use critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret socio-cultural phenomena. Discussion is stimulated by actual experiences, student observations, cultural comparisons, video clips, and readings.
- Enrollment limited to 14 students.
- Intended for current Stanford graduate students and EFS 688/688V program participants. All other students need to email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to enroll. For more information, visit the English for Foreign Students Program (EFS) website.
- This course follows a non-standard schedule. Please see the Summer Session Non-Standard Schedule Calendar for special deadlines.