This course will NOT fulfill the American Culture Core requirement. This course will look at the intersections of law, psychology, sexual orientation, and gender identity to develop your understandings of the relationships between individuals and communities.
It aims to teach you how to interpret human behavior and articulate your own point of view by examining the social and legal regulation of sexual orientation and gender identity.
If you’re anything like me and are obsessed (well not too obsessed but obsessed none the less) with other cultures then I guess this is the post for you.
I wanted to share some apps with you guys if you’re looking to make any foreign friends in abroad (mainly Asia though).
Foreigners from European and American countries tend to have more defined facial features when compared to Asian men, which, according to our guide, are both striking and “charming”, apparently. “Their audacity” It would seem that a lot of Japanese ladies are fans of the whole “western confidence” thing…
Let’s be honest; there are a lot of distinctly average-looking foreign guys living in Japan dating jaw-droppingly beautiful Japanese girls. But no matter how much we remind ourselves that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, there’s no denying the fact that human beings, flawed as we are, make a lot of decisions based on appearances. Rather than ask my wife (a native Japanese lady and, yes, far too pretty for me) and risk alerting her to the fact that she might have done better, I took my question to a higher power- the internet.
We’ve all witnessed it- a woman who could play the female lead in the next movie, walking down the street with a guy who, if we searched for him in the same movie’s end credits, would more likely appear as something along the lines of “man in post office # 3”. And when Johnny Average gets to date Princess Zelda (I’m a nerd, remember? After a little bit of poking around, I came upon an incredibly interesting article on Madame Riri, a Japanese-run website that analyses all-things-Japan from an outside perspective, titled “7 Reasons Why Foreign Men in Japan are Such a Hit with the Ladies”.
We explore issues like these on both broad social and personal dimensions.
NOTE: This course fulfills the Race & Diversity (GD) requirement for students under Gen Ed and Studies in Race (RS) for students under Core.