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America Through Foreign Eyes

Rice University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Culture
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
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  • Duration 4 weeks long
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The United States has always been a source of fascination — both attraction and repulsion — for the people of France, Mexico, China, and African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, and Sudan. "America Through Foreign Eyes" is a rich, interdisciplinary, international course that features Rice University faculty from a variety of disciplines and area studies. Focused on perceptions of America abroad, the course is a cross between World Cultures and American Studies. The course features four modules, each covering the perceptions and interactions of particular regions with America, Americans and Americanization.

Taught by

Julie Fette, Anne Chao, Jeffrey Fleisher, Moramay Lopez-Alonso and Rachel Schneider

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Joan P
4.0 2 years ago
by Joan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The authors approach the topic from a historical perspective as well as different countries' current views. It is not a deep course. Some of the (optional) interviews are quite interesting.
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Sylvia A
5.0 8 months ago
by Sylvia completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
It's a course which helps you to open your mind to others cultures. It debunks cliches, stereotypes, racism, exploring history and contexts of foreign country. Very interesting.
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