ELIUP 066 American Culture • 5 Cr.


Students learn about and discuss values, assumptions, communication styles, behavior, and other aspects of cultural and ethnic diversity, concentrating specifically on American culture. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand the differences between beliefs, values, and norms in a culture.
  • Explain common American beliefs, values, norms, and communication patterns.
  • Explain common American behaviors and ways of reasoning.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between US culture and your culture.
  • Feel more comfortable interacting in a second culture.
  • Think more globally.