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COMM 240 - Intercultural Communication

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [COMM 210  or COMM 215  or COMM 220 ]

This intermediate course familiarizes students with theories related to intercultural communication. The course allows students to investigate how communication is affected by dimensions of cultures, cultural values, and world views.
OFFERED: odd-year spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Upon completion of the course, student will be able to:

Goal 1:  Identify and analyze essential aspects of personal cultural identity by:

  1. Defining cultural identity.
  2. Recognizing theories specific to intercultural communication.
  3. Engage and document introspective activities.

Goal 2:  Identify factors that can influence the cross-cultural communication process by:

  1. Defining other-oriented communication.
  2. Recognizing differences among cultures in both verbal and non-verbal communication.

Goal 3:  Communicate more effectively in intercultural communication situations by:

  1. Engaging in active listening.
  2. Engaging in other-oriented communication.

Goal 4:  Practice using self-awareness, research, discussion, and peer review to create tailored messages by:

  1. Documenting and reviewing communication exchange activities.
  2. Recognizing how cultural rituals and customs in both the U.S. and other major world cultures impact communication exchanges.
  3. Collaborating with peers regarding intercultural communication.

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