AFCLC, Air Force Culture and Language Center, Air Force's Global Classroom

Introduction To Cultural Domains

U.S. Airman has a discussion with Airmen from other countries

This course serves as an introduction to cultural domains through illustration of each real-world examples based on select countries/cultures. This course will equip students with analytical tools essential in the accurate observation, orientation and decision making process necessary to manage the challenges of cross-cultural interaction. As such, students are exposed to case studies, scenario applications and strategies in order to develop an appreciation of the cultural domains necessary to avoid misunderstandings.

This is a Beta/Pilot offering of the distance learning course materials. It will provide no academic credit, but participants will receive a letter of recognition for their participation in, and contributions to, course development effort. The final version of this course will integrate the beta/pilot feedback and once it is offered to the general-purpose force, it will earn three (3) semester hours of credit in the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).

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 this link. Applications can only be submitted during the "Enrollment Window" periods listed in the Course Dates section.


Program Transcripts
Normally, Air University would transcript the earned academic credit for the this course and provide updates to your education record, but not for this beta/pilot offering.

This course is an entirely on-line, self-paced 9 module course, which requires you to accomplish short readings, watch associated video clips/presentations, and complete knowledge checks/exercises within the Canvas Learning Management System. There will be formative lesson quizzes, summative Milestone Assignments and a final exam.

Types of Tests
Summative assignments will be used to measure understanding and determine the final grade.

Test Scoring and Feedback
Knowledge check/exercise, formative quiz and Final Exam results are instantaneous. Summative assignment results will typically be posted within 1-2 weeks of submission.

Course Materials
Course materials will be provided via the Canvas Learning Management System. Access to the internet for research assignments is required.

1. Understanding Culture and Cultural Competency

2. China and Russia: History & Myth

3. Family, Sex, and Gender in China

4. Exploring Religion & Spirituality in China and Russia

5. Time, Space, Language and Communication

6. Learning & Knowledge

7. Russian Politics & Social Relations

8. Examining China’s Economy & Resources

9. Situational Judgement Test: Navigating Russia and China


Upcoming Course Dates

2022-2023 Session

Enrollment Window
3 – 31 October 2022

Enrollment Notification
10 November 2022

Class Dates
17 November 2022 – 1 March 2023

Course Information

ICD Flyer

(updated September 2022)


ICD Beta/Pilot Academic Calendar

(updated September 2022)

ICD Beta/Pilot Enrollment Directions

(updated September 2022)


(updated February 2022)



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Air Force Culture and Language Center
551 East Maxwell Blvd, Bldg 500
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

(334) 953-9292
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(334) 953-1614
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