Understanding China and the United States: Stereotypes, Conflicts, and Common Challenges



Designed for Chinese international students and students who have finished fourth-year Chinese language courses with an aim to enhance students’ intercultural knowledge and intercultural communication skills.

Authentic reading texts and video/movie clips in English and Chinese used as prompts for class discussions and course projects.Covers the stereotypes about the two countries and the two cultures, the history of Sino-US relations, the common challenges for both countries. Course includes community-based activities to enhance learning.

Prerequisite: successful completion of at least one 400-level Chinese course or approval of instructor. Instructor: Liu