This is a discussion based course that examines cultural practices from around the world in relation to issues of identity and self-definition. Students engage with ways of reading the contemporary world through cultural metaphors and theoretical critical angles. Students explore a wide range of visual, virtual, performative and written texts in order to refine their critical cultural analysis. Students curate their own content by selecting areas of research and choices of materials for further investigation. They are encouraged to work and collaborate with fellow Thatcher Language and Culture House students and language programs in order to bring their cultural perspective into view.