Cultural Foundations of Thai Society
Patti McGill Peterson Center for International and Intercultural Studies
This course introduces you to Thailand through a general survey of topics on Thai culture and society. Our method combines classroom lecture and discussion with a variety of field experiences in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand. Alongside a focus on the enduring cultural practices and institutions of Thailand, this course emphasizes cultural and societal change. We explore both empirical and normative questions about Thailand and emphasize issues of cultural relativism and cross-cultural evaluation.