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Beginner Level
Approx. 33 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Chapter 2: America through Foreign Eyes: Introduction to Course7m
Chapter 3: Perceptions of Other Cultures: Generalizations, Essentialisms, and Stereotypes9m
Chapter 4: Student Approaches and Course Material9m
4 readings
Welcome Survey (complete before beginning course)10m
How To Complete This Course1m
Chapter 1, 2, 3: Further Explorations10m
Introduction Bibliography5m
1 practice exercise
Introduction30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

America through African Eyes

5 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 69 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Chapter 2: Africans Appropriating Americans: Elvis and the Chewa of Malawi6m
Chapter 3: Africans Appropriating Americans: Tupac Shakur in Sierra Leone6m
Chapter 4: Africans in America: America through Enslaved Peoples' Eyes7m
Chapter 5: Africans in America: Sudanese Refugees in America: Navigating America in the Twentieth Century7m
Chapter 6: Africans in America: Africans and Race in America8m
Chapter 7: African-Americans and Africans in Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah, American Civil Rights, and Ghanaian Independence7m
Chapter 8: African-Americans and Africans in Ghana: Slave Tourism: How West Africans see African-American Tourists6m
2020 Update: Barack Obama through Kenyan Eyes10m
10 readings
Chapter 2: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 3: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 4: Selections from the Narratives of Captured Slaves10m
Chapter 4: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 5: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 6: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 7: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 8: Further Explorations10m
Africa Bibliography10m
2020 Update: Further Explorations10m
3 practice exercises
Africa - Check for Understanding 130m
Africa - Check for Understanding 230m
America through African Eyes30m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

America Through Chinese Eyes

7 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 179 min), 12 readings, 3 quizzes
15 videos
Chapter 2: First Contact with America and the West6m
Chapter 3: China's Entry Into the World: Opium, the Unequal Treaties and the Exclusion Act7m
Chapter 4: From Reform to Revolution6m
Chapter 5: The New Culture Movement7m
Chapter 6: Madame Chiang Kaishek: A Study in Chinese and American Interactions in the Republican Era7m
Chapter 7: America as Enemy and as Friend: The Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution and the Ping-Pong Diplomacy7m
Chapter 8: China's Re-Entry into the World7m
Chapter 9: Taiwan and Hong Kong8m
Chapter 10: Voices from China and Taiwan7m
2020 Update: Geopolitical Crises since 201511m
Chen Lei, December 7, 2014, Interviewed by Dr. Anne Chao23m
Feng Yu, December 7, 2014, Interviewed by Dr. Anne Chao25m
Jorge Liu, August 17, 2014, Interviewed by Dr. Anne Chao17m
Li Zhonggui, August 13, 2014, Interviewed by Dr. Anne Chao29m
12 readings
Chapter 1: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 2: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 3: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 4: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 5: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 6: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 7: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 8: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 9: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 10: Further Explorations10m
2020 Update: Further Explorations10m
China Bibliography10m
3 practice exercises
China - Check for Understanding 130m
China - Check for Understanding 230m
America through Chinese Eyes30m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

America Through French Eyes

8 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 253 min), 12 readings, 3 quizzes
16 videos
Chapter 2: America: Land of Democracy12m
Chapter 3: America = Modernity10m
Chapter 4: American Capitalism: Mass Production, Mass Consumption, and Inequality11m
Chapter 5: Globalization and the Cultural Exception9m
Chapter 6: Racism and Xenophobia in the United States and France13m
Chapter 7: Religion and Secularism10m
Chapter 8: Franco-American Cultural Exchange: Art, Artists, and Art Patrons11m
Chapter 9: Intellectual Life: The American University9m
Chapter 9: Simone de Beauvoir at Rice, by Melissa Kean7m
Chapter 10: America as Hyperreality8m
2020 Update: France Averts its Gaze12m
Marie Darrieussecq, May 20, 2015, Interviewed by Dr. Julie Fette28m
Eric Fassin, May 19, 2015, Interviewed by Dr. Julie Fette47m
Fabrice Morel, May 22, 2015, Interviewed by Dr. Julie Fette37m
Jean-Loup Chrétien, December 7, 2016, Interviewed by Dr. Julie Fette16m
12 readings
Chapter 1: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 2: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 3: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 4: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 5: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 6: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 7: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 8: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 9: Further Explorations10m
Chapter 10: Further Explorations10m
2020 Update: Further Explorations10m
France Bibliography10m
3 practice exercises
France - Check for Understanding 130m
France - Check for Understanding 230m
America through French Eyes30m

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