COM305 Intercultural Communication

Lead Faculty: Dr. Louis E. Rumpf

Course Description

Looks at communication across cultures and considers how culture influences communication. Focuses on the dynamics of cross-cultural face-to-face interaction, conflict styles across cultures, societal influences on ethnocentrism and racism, cultural value orientations, non-verbal dimensions of communication, language interaction, stereotypes, relationship development, and cultural adaptation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the nature of and differences between intercultural and co-cultural communication
  • Distinguish how cultures proscribe differences in beliefs, values, expectations, and assumptions
  • Analyze the impact of history on individual cultural identity
  • Distinguish and explain the stages of intercultural identity development
  • Analyze intercultural interaction through video analysis
  • Apply principles of successful intercultural communication in practical settings