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Active as of Summer Session 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Honors Intercultural Communication

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMM 2422

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

Honors Intercultural Communication is an enriched study of communication among individuals of different cultural backgrounds, including similarities and differences across cultures. Intercultural Communication is designed to help students learn about their own cultural identities, recognize cultural differences, identify barriers, adjust their communication, and build successful relationships to help them better succeed in their professional and personal lives. We'll look inclusively at culture, exploring both international and domestic (sub-culture) variables. Topics will include intercultural communication theory, identity, history and historical trauma, linguistics and verbal behaviors, nonverbal behaviors, perception, rules, values, ethics and worldview, as well as barriers to communication such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. Courses in the Honors Program emphasize independent inquiry, informed discourse, and direct application within small, transformative, and seminar-style classes that embrace detailed examinations of the material and feature close working relationships with instructors. In addition, students learn to leverage course materials so that they can affect the world around them in positive ways. This course will feature an expanded reading load, as well as more in-depth assignments and discussions.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 265
Other (specify test): ACT English Score: 24

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMM 2422 - Honors Intercultural Communication

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

OR permission from the instructor or Honors Coordinator, or high school GPA of 3.5 or greater

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMM 2422 - Honors Intercultural Communication

There are no corequisites for this course.