BUSN 271 - Study Abroad in Business
3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Instructor Permission ] [Pre- or co-requisite: BUSN 260 ]
Students experience living and studying in a foreign country, which enables them to learn about a different culture, geography, history, religion, economics and different business practices and ethics. It allows students the opportunity to become acquainted with different cities and countries and the way they are governed, and offers them the opportunity to conduct comparative studies with the United States. Students explore differences and commonalities through participation in activities and structured observation of their surroundings while abroad, including museums, historical sites, cultural events, architecture, and centers of religion, government, business and education.
OFFERED: odd-year spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Explain the concept of culture (analysis).
Goal 2: Compare the various aspects of a host country’s culture such as its beliefs, values, social structures, history, geography, and other distinctive elements (evaluation).
Goal 3: Summarize the influence of culture on behaviors and structures in an international setting (application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation).
Goal 4: Develop skills of observation by recording observations with meaningful details (synthesis).
Goal 5: Assess culture differences and commonalities among different peoples (evaluation).
Goal 6: Justify another culture as a legitimate way of life (evaluation.)
Goal 7: Personalize the world through the worldview of the host culture (application).
Goal 8: Demonstrate intercultural competence (application).
Goal 9: Apply intercultural experiences to the construction of oneself as a cultural identity (application).
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