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One of the defining features of being human is the ability to communicate with others; yet, human beings often find it difficult to make themselves heard and to interpret one another. Given our increasingly interconnected and crowded world, the ability to communicate across differences of culture and identity is perhaps more important than ever. In this course, we will explore some of the philosophical issues involved in cross-cultural communication and miscommunication, including topics such as prejudice, “common sense,” contrasting background assumptions, truth, trust, cultural identity, and dialogue. Culminating projects will involve experiential application of philosophical theories.