The course provides the student with an understanding of the many cultures that make up the world we now live in. Today's world is a global world made up of people with diverse cultural backgrounds. It is important to recognize cultural sensitivities that exist in every society. Cross-cultural awareness and understanding are critical to meaningful relationships and for success in every walk of life. The course will look at culture, verbal and non-verbal communications, religion, and roles of women, and will include a survey of geographical regions such as North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Emphasis will be placed on the contemporary issues found in today's international environment.