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COM 263 Intercultural Communication
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Oral Communications   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Gain knowledge and skills to aid interaction in a culturally diverse world. Students will discover how cultural beliefs and values guide human behavior and communication including their own. Students will explore how biases and barriers interfere with effective intercultural interaction. Students will build skills for effective interaction with culturally different others.

Prerequisites: RDG094 and ENG100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Describe and demonstrate how the individual elements of the communication process including encoding, decoding, message, noise, context, and channels contribute to a transactional exchange.

2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the impact of cultural differences on the individual elements of the communication process.

3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the relationship between cultural values and communication behaviors.

4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the influences on the process of identity development.

5. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to effectively and appropriately adapt communication for interaction with people from a variety of cultures.

6. (Analysis Level) Analyze intercultural interactions by applying multiple cultural dimensions and/or value patterns.

7. (Analysis Level) Analyze the impact of biases and barriers such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, and privilege on intercultural interactions and discuss how to manage and/or overcome them.

8. (Analysis Level) Analyze ethical issues inherent to intercultural situations.

9. (Synthesis Level) Describe the benefits and value of intercultural interactions and multicultural perspectives.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation