This course provides students the opportunity to explore current culturally relevant issues in the United States. Course participants will determine the foci of the topics covered (e.g. education, the arts, language, religion, cultural appropriation, intersectionality) and address them in argumentative/persuasive presentations. Course activities will provide students with ample material to strengthen their discussion skills, to further develop their presentation and language skills, as well as to expand their knowledge on current culturally relevant topics. Please note that 1) this course does not necessarily focus on the political aspects of the issues, and 2) this course is open to students who have already taken Current Trends and Developments in the USA – Sociopolitical Perspectives. This course was previously offered under the name Current Trends and Developments in the USA – Cultural Perspectives.
Please register online by 7 October 2019 using the following link: https://moodle.hu-berlin.de/course/view.php?id=73748
Exchange students only: Please register by 9 October, 2019 (4 pm) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org