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COMM 102 - Communication Across Cultures
This course focuses on interpersonal communication among and between people of different cultures. It is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts theories, and research pertaining to intercultural communication. Students can also expect to engage in in-class exercises, activities, and discussions regarding everyday encounters with people from different socio-economic (class) backgrounds, racial, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender, physical abilities and religious belief systems.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Explain the interconnectedness of communication and culture
- Describe various theoretical approaches to studying intercultural communication
- Rcognize the influence of culture on identity formation and identity management
- Analyze the wya that history (including political, intellectual, social, family, national, and cultural-group) informs an intercultural communication encounter
- Discuss the role of language as the central element in intercultural communication
- Identify and describe the nonverbal aspects of intercultural communication
- Describe the characteristics of intercultural conflict
Prerequisite/Co-requisite: Satisfactory scores on placement tests in English and Readin, or successful completion of Developmental English (ENG 050) and Developmental Reading and Study Skills (REA 050).