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Cultural Studies Course Description(s)

CLST1001CC Intercultural Lab - Level 1 (0)

This lab is a co-requirement with Level 1 (1 point) cross-cultural courses and stand-alone experiences for the General Education Cross Cultural Requirement. In order to fulfill general-education requirements for an approved Level 1 (1 point) course or stand-alone experience, students must enroll in the intercultural lab. In the lab, students will complete the cross-cultural seminar and various self-reflection exercises related to their cross-cultural experience.

CLST1002CC Intercultural Lab - Level 2 (0)

This lab is a co-requirement with Level 2 (2 points) cross-cultural courses and stand-alone experiences for the General Education Cross Cultural Requirement. In order to fulfill general-education requirements for an approved Level 2 (2 points) course or stand-alone experience, students must enroll in the intercultural lab. In the lab, students will complete the cross-cultural seminar and various self-reflection exercises related to their cross-cultural experience.

CLST1003CC Intercultural Lab - Level 3 (0)

This lab is a co-requirement with level 3 (3 points) cross-cultural course/travel experiences for the General Education Cross Cultural Requirement. In order to fulfill general-education requirements for an approved level 3 (3 points) course/travel experience, students must enroll in the intercultural lab. In the lab, students will complete the cross-cultural seminar and various self-reflection exercises related to their cross-cultural experience.

CLST1004CC Intercultural Lab - Level 4 (0)

This lab is a co-requirement with level 4 (4 points) cross-cultural course/travel experiences for the General Education Cross Cultural Requirement. In order to fulfill general-education requirements for an approved level 4 (4 points) course/travel experience, students must enroll in the intercultural lab. In the lab, students will complete the cross-cultural seminar and various self-reflection exercises related to their cross-cultural experience.

CLST1010 Cultural Orientation for International Students (2)

This course will provide international students with opportunities to focus on issues of adjustment to US culture generally and the classroom environment specifically. Basic values of the home culture will be compared and contrasted with those of North American colleagues and instructors. Models for identifying cultural characteristics will be studied and applied to the present cultural context by combining conceptual structures with field trip experiences and interactions with individuals in the NNU, Nampa and larger community. Focus will be placed on English comprehension, analytical thinking and interacting in a classroom environment.

CLST1020 Dynamics of Intercultural Dialogue (2)

This course will bring together North American and international students with the express purpose of examining the dynamics of intercultural interaction. Course content will focus on exploring models for identifying cultural characteristics, understanding the dynamics of intercultural communication and participating in activities that explore the nature and influence of culture. This course will incorporate 10 hours of "contact time" (required for a Level 2 experience) into structured interactions during class time. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1020CC Intercultural Lab Level II.

CLST1094 Topics in Cultural Studies (1-3)

Cultural studies topics courses introduce material of particular relevance to the core curriculum in cultural studies. Topics courses are offered on a rotating basis, and include such content as: gender and identity, inter-cultural communication, and cultural identity in modernity. Students will research various topics within the areas of sociology and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit.

CLST2094 Topics in Cultural Studies (1-3)

Cultural studies topics courses introduce material of particular relevance to the core curriculum in cultural studies. Topics courses are offered on a rotating basis, and include such content as: gender and identity, inter-cultural communication, and cultural identity in modernity. Students will research various topics within the areas of sociology and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit.

CLST2960 Cultural Studies Practicum (1)

This course will prepare students for upper division field experience and internships in cultural studies. The course will provide opportunities for students to study and engage specific cross cultural groups living in the United States, spend time with individuals from those cross cultural traditions and meet a Level 3 Cross Cultural Requirement by reflecting and writing about their interactions. Fulfills a General Education Level III Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST2960CC Intercultural Lab Level III. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CLST2970 Sophomore Research in Cultural Studies (1)

The student will assist an upper division research student or professor in conducting research. The student will learn the basics about the selected topic of research and gain experience in research methods. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CLST3094 Topics in Cultural Studies (1-3)

Cultural studies topics courses introduce material of particular relevance to the core curriculum in cultural studies. Topics courses are offered on a rotating basis, and include such content as: gender and identity, inter-cultural communication, and cultural identity in modernity. Students will research various topics within the areas of sociology and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit.

CLST3960 Cultural Studies Field Experience (1-3)

This course will provide opportunities for students to study and engage specific cross cultural groups living in the United States and spend time with individuals from those cross cultural traditions. Course meets a Level 2 Cross Cultural Requirement with reflection and writing about interactions. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST3960CC Intercultural Lab Level II. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval

CLST3970 Junior Research in Cultural Studies (1)

The student will begin the process of developing independent research. This may be in cooperation with a professor or senior research student. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits. Prerequisites: CLST2970, or instructor's approval.

CLST4010 Capstone (1)

This course provides students with a context for reflection and self-analysis regarding their educational experience at NNU. The approach in this course to self-analysis and critical reflection is two-fold: 1) students will reflect on their comprehensive educational experience through the lens of the four university outcomes, and 2) students will think about and discuss the integration of their learning with their future, post-university lives. (See CRIM4010, HUMN4010, PSYC4010, SOGY4010, SPAN4010)

CLST4094 Topics in Cultural Studies (1-3)

Cultural studies topics courses introduce material of particular relevance to the core curriculum in cultural studies. Topics courses are offered on a rotating basis, and include such content as: gender and identity, inter-cultural communication, and cultural identity in modernity. Students will research various topics within the areas of sociology and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit.

CLST4970 Senior Research in Cultural Studies (1-4)

The student will develop and complete an empirical research project and a written report suitable for submission to a professional journal or the student will assist a faculty member in independent professional research. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: CLST3970, or instructor's approval.