Nonwestern Studies

Nonwestern Studies

Studies of non-western cultures furthers students ability to understand and appreciate social customs, traditions, systems of thought, and expression in various civilizations such as the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean Islands, the Pacific Islands, Latin America and indigenous cultures across the world.

Why does it matter?

In life, the ability to generally understand the context of perspectives, expectations and experiences of cultures different from one's own facilitates effective relationship-building and problem-solving with people of differing backgrounds

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