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CMST 280 Intercultural Communication

5 credits

This course examines the relationship between culture and various aspects of the communication process. Students explore their own cultural identity, bias, and worldview. Students practice skills that contribute to intercultural competence in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisites: ENGL 99  (or placement into ENGL& 101  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define culture and co-culture and explain their elements and their impact on communication
  • Define ethnocentrism and bias and explain their influence on perception of self and others
  • Identify and critically analyze one’s own cultural identities, worldview, and communication styles and how they influence thinking and behavior
  • Describe characteristics and challenges of intercultural communication in interpersonal, group, and international settings
  • Develop effective communication skills for personal and professional intercultural situations
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and the ability to communicate effectively with sensitivity in intercultural settings

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50