Talking Cultures aims to enhance awareness of cultural differences by exploring cultural heritage, prejudices and stereotypes. Topics covered include:
- how verbal and non-verbal communication can create barriers that may lead to cultural misunderstanding
- sociocultural norms
- politeness, respect and power, and etiquette.
If you are studying a language, focusing on a culture associated with the language you are learning helps to deepen your understanding of both.
Talking Cultures elective module
Talking Cultures can be studied as an elective credit-bearing module:
Talk to your academic adviser if you would like to choose Talking Cultures as an elective.
Talking Cultures workshops
Talking Cultures is also available as a series of workshops. These workshops do not carry academic credits but are particularly useful if you are planning to study abroad as part of your degree at Kent.
The GOLD programme
The Global Officers Leadership Development (GOLD) programme provides opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their leadership skills, global citizenship and cultural awareness. GOLD is available as a co-curricular programme and as an elective, credit-bearing module.