COM 160 : Intercultural Communication

This course focuses on the human communications process as it occurs at the intercultural level in order to assist the student to engage in successful cross-cultural interaction. Attention will be given to differences and similarities in the patterns of communication across national cultures (for example, Americans and Japanese), as well as between members of different cultures within the same nation (for example, Portuguese Americans and African Americans). Pre or co-requisite: ENG 101. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression, Oral Communication, and Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
  1. Define culture, communication, cultural border, multiple perspective and prejudice.
  2. Apply fundamental theoretical communication concepts to intercultural communication.
  3. Identify culturally-determined values, behaviors and ways of thinking in themselves, their families and others.
  4. Examine how cultural borders and prejudices affect relationships.
5. Explain ethical issues related to intercultural communication and create strategies to help address some of those issues.