Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Hernandez-Katz, Melissa
Discipline and Number
COMM 4350 Section 001
MW Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
Intercultural Communication

Description of Course:

Understanding communication variables in intercultural contexts including culture and meaning, and verbal and nonverbal communication. Topics include ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, proxemics, kinesics, haptics, and chronemics. Looking at culture shock and communication and values in intercultural dialogue. Understanding how technology affects intercultural communication.

Required Texts:

Intercultural Competence - Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures - Seventh Edition
By: Myron W. Lustig & Jolene Koester

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Class activities include lecture with discussions and exercises. Assignments will include exams and written analytical assignments to assess theory. Oral and written projects to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts.

Prerequisites: Rhet 1302 and junior standing

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