See your culture through the eyes of European peers! University of Maryland students will engage with students from the University of Tübingen in Germany via video conferences, social media, and email, exchanging ideas about contemporary American culture and issues of global relevance.
We will focus on three areas: immigration and cultural diversity; politics and the democratic process; and issues of identity and life-style. We will discuss the current refugee crisis in Europe in relation to the US experience with immigration and multiculturalism. Because our class will coincide with the US presidential election, we will investigate how Americans and Europeans participate in the political process. Finally, we will examine aspects of daily living—eating and fitness, what we consider beautiful, and how we relate to family, friends, and strangers.