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Active as of Summer Session 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Intercultural Communication

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMM 2420

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This course is designed to study communication among individuals of different cultural backgrounds, including the study of 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 variables. Topics will include communication and intercultural communication theory, barriers to communication such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, cultural variables affecting communication such as language, nonverbal behaviors, perception, rules, values and worldview.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMM 2420 - Intercultural Communication

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMM 2420 - Intercultural Communication

There are no corequisites for this course.