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American Culture Class

ACAD 1106 --  American Culture and the University Experience

3 credit course

This course provides a study of American cultural values and expectations and how they manifest in the structure and functioning of a university.  The emphasis is on effective cross-cultural communication and navigating daily student tasks both on and off campus. You will better understand American culture and the language used by your professors and classmates. This course is intended primarily for entering international students.


Tutoring and Workshops

One-on-one 60 minute tutoring (call 208-282-3662 to make appointments):


Workshops and Excursions:



Handouts for more accurate academic writing.

Verbs Used in Signal Phrasing (APA/MLA)

CSE/CBE Style (scientific writing)

Checklist for Successful Interviewing