Upcoming Course Dates
Meet the Instructor
Dr. Patricia Fogarty
Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Relations
This course is offered by The Air University to enlisted members of the US Armed Forces (Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve) participating in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Program.
To enroll in the course, you must apply through the AU Portal, which can be found on the AF Portal. Applications can only be submitted during the "Enrollment Window" periods listed in the Course Dates section. View Enrollment Directions.
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) will transcript the earned academic credit from this course. To view/order transcripts visit the CCAF website.
This course includes short readings, watch video clips/presentations, and complete knowledge checks/exercises within the Blackboard learning management system. There will be lesson quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. All requirements, including quizzes, mid-term and final exams, must be completed before the final due date in order for you to complete the course.
Types of Exams
There are a variety of exams to measure how well you understand concepts and information presented in the course. You will participate in quizzes/exams in a variety of formats, such as true/false, matching, and multiple choice. Minimum passing score for the course is an overall average of 70%.
Exam Scoring and Feedback
Blackboard practice exercise and quiz/exam results are instantaneous.
Course materials will be provided via the Blackboard learning management system. Access to the internet for research assignments is required.
1. Introduction to Culture and Cross-Cultural Competence
2. Understanding Culture and Yourself
3. Understanding Others
4. Understanding Your Environment
5. Family and Kinship
6. Political and Social Relations
7. Recreation and Leisure Activities
8. Religion and Spirituality
9. Using Cultural Domains
10. Cross-Cultural Communication
11. Cross-Cultural Conflict
12. Capstone Activities