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Colleen Fantin RUS2710 Weekly Log 1 1/14/09 The university requires foreign culture courses so that students can broaden their horizons and become more open-minded and accepting when it comes to other cultures. When students take cultural classes it opens them up to a variety of issues that they did not originally know. Since the United States is known as the cultural boiling pot, classes such as these would potentially lower the amount of hate crimes and prejudice because students are becoming more aware. Although I am required to take a foreign culture course, I would still take RUS2710 because my boyfriend of two years was born in Russia. When I am around his family I always feel like the odd duckling, so it would be nice to get a better understanding of their culture. Prior to dating Dimitry and seeing his culture first hand, I had always had an interest in the Italian culture. My family is from Treviso, Italy and growing up our culture
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Unformatted text preview: and keeping family tradition have always been a very important part of my life. Being part of the RUS2710 course my goal is to better familiarize myself with the language, cuisine, music and their all-around culture. Being around Russians almost constantly I have been able to familiarize myself with the basic language, food, and holidays including seeing the traditional ways that they celebrate, most recently their Christmas on January 7 th . It would be nice to build upon what I have already learned and be more comfortable with the culture. To me, RUS2710 is more than a general education requirement, it is a way to open up more doors in my life. In order to achieve what I am looking to get out of RUS2710 I plan on putting my best foot forward and opening myself up to the Russian culture....
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2009 for the course RUS Rus2710 taught by Professor Laurakline during the Winter '09 term at Wayne State University.

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