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CAS 340 Intercultural Communications (3 credits)

Course Description

Intercultural Communication is designed to explore the processes involved in intercultural communication while applying practical tools to improve intercultural relationships. This course will facilitate discussions of identity in domestic and international intercultural communication, emphasizing values, worldview, and barriers in the communication process. Practical application, in addition to basic theory, will create empathy and cultural-awareness in order to address common assumptions made during intercultural interactions.

Learning Results

The student who successfully completes the course should be able to:
• Define intercultural communication and other key terms like identity and worldview.
• Apply the principles of intercultural communication to your daily communication practices.
• Read academic texts, comprehend what you are reading, and apply the ideas to your own experiences and the experiences of others.
• Identify different values, beliefs, and norms associated with cultures and co-cultures around the globe.
• Recognize potential barriers in intercultural communication and address potential resolutions.
• Explore theories and skills to improve intercultural competence.

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 9 comprehension assignments, a cultural comparison paper, an intercultural relationship journal, and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is worth 30 points, the paper is worth 150 points, and the journal is worth 180 points, for a total of 600 points possible.

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