Course Detail

Culture (And Why It Matters) (38126)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Talhelm, Thomas
  • Content

    Culture influences the way people think, how people relate to others, and how they do business. This class covers the basics (such as how cultures differ and why), but also exciting recent discoveries (such as why modernization is actually pushing cultures farther apart rather than erasing cultural differences). With the tools, cases, and fieldwork of this class, you will be able to better navigate life abroad, negotiate better, and build the culture of the teams you lead.

  • Prerequisites
  • Materials
    This course will use readings, cases, videos, and podcasts.
  • Grades
    Grades will be calculated based on a midterm, final, weekly assignments, and attendance.
    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2022Section: 38126-01F 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC08In-Person Only
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  • Autumn 2022Section: 38126-81TH 6:00PM-9:00PMGleacher Center408In-Person Only
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Description and/or course criteria last updated: August 5 2022