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Intercultural Competence


Todd Heidt

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Engaging thoughtfully and fluidly across cultures begins with one's own self-awareness. With this learning objective, you will deepen your cultural agility through a mix of three introspective courses in which you learn about others while reflecting upon your own self in relation to others. The goal is for you to build your capacity to shift perspective and behavior around relevant cultural differences.

Students must take a combination of 3 courses, one from each category: Global, Region-specific, and Interpersonal.


  • ANSO 102 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ECON 368 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • PSYC 269 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • IIS 100 Introduction to Globalization
  • IIS 200 International Service Seminar (.5)
  • MUS 230 Case Studies in Musics of the World
  • PS 220 Survey of Comparative Politics
  • PS 265 Religion and World Politics
  • PS 268 Politics of International Development
  • PS 301 Democracy and Globalization
  • PS 312 International Organizations
  • PS 320 Emerging Democracies
  • PS 326 Comparative Revolution
  • PS 333 Global Feminism and Antifeminism


  • AFST 145 Introduction to African Studies
  • AFST 234 African and Black Caribbean Lit
  • AFST 240 Caribbean Lit and Culture
  • ANSO 231 Native American Identity and Adaptation
  • ANSO 232 Social and Cultural Change in Contemp Africa
  • ANSO 234 Culture and Identity in the Caribbean
  • ANSO 235 Contemporary Buddhism in Southeast Asia
  • ANSO 236 Ethnography of Southeast Asia
  • ANSO 237 Music and Culture in the Americas
  • ART 231 African Art History
  • ASIA 225 Introduction to Chinese Film
  • ASIA 320 Orientalism, Occidentalism, and Chinese Culture
  • CHIN 141 Introduction to Chinese Civilization
  • DANC 262A Drumming and Dance in Ghana
  • EDUC 321 Culturally Appropriate Teaching-The Navajo 
  • FREN 220 Francophone African Literature
  • HIST 133 Introduction to Middle Eastern History
  • HIST 142 Introduction to Japanese and Korean Civilizations
  • HIST 241 Modern China
  • LAST 230 B-E Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World
  • PS 122 Introduction to Latin American Politics
  • PS 125 Introduction to Middle Eastern Politics
  • PS 128 Russian and East European Politics
  • PS 334 LGBT Politics in Latin America

Interpersonal (a core Peace Corps Prep requirement in Introspective Diversity and a key element of preparation for a strong Peace Corps application)

  • AFST 214 Black Psychology
  • AFST 366 Science and Social Construction of Gender
  • ANSO 103 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANSO 208 Sociology of Gender
  • ENVS 228 Environmental Racism
  • GWST 101 Women, Culture, and Society
  • GWST 206 Writings by Feminists of Color
  • GWST 312 Gay and Lesbian Identities
  • IDIS 336 Science and the Social Construction of Race and Gender
  • PSYC 275 Psychology of Gender
  • RELS 113 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • IDIS 120/220 Social Justice Dialogues

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