Pretty easy, overall.
I would recommend this course because it teach us lessons on culture sensitivity and diversity that, in the long run, will benefit students throughout their lifetime. It not a heavy-set class, but there are plenty of dicussions where students are able to put their input on how they feel about a certain topic or idea.
From this course I gained a better understanding about the world around me. I learned that there is more to this world than what we see from where we stand. I learned that some cultures live better than we do (by we I mean westernized, educated, industrialized, democratic societies) with their simpler lifestyles. I learned not to jump to conclusions about people based on their culture and instead be willing to understand and even absorb what their culture has to offer. I can say that the highlight of this course to me was when I had a chance to do an ethnographic interview (interview someone from a different culture than mine and learning about their culture through their perspective) with a South Korean student. It was so much fun asking her questions about her culture, which I knew so little about beforehand.
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Advice for students:
For anyone planning on taking this course, I recommend that you do all the homework that is given and take good notes. Not only do you learn alot from the homework assignments, it will be a big help when it comes down to the midterm and the final exam. Also don't be afraid to ask questions and participate in class discussions.