This course will introduce you to general themes, issues and perspectives associated with the study of intercultural communication. In exploring these issues, the presenters provide a brief introduction to the topic, a basic examination of important themes of culture and communication, two frameworks for viewing culture and examples from the presenters' research and life experience. We hope this project serves as a catalyst for thought and discussion regarding the challenges and opportunities associated with living in a diverse world.
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for people at all levels
- You will not need any special supplies to begin the course. Additional readings are suggested as part of the class
- By the end of this course, you should be able to explain the importance of studying intercultural communication
- By the end of this course, you should be able to Identify the basic building block of culture and note examples of each
- By the end of this course, you should be able to apply Hofstede's Cultural Taxonomies and Kluckhohn & Strodtbeck's Cultural Patterns in exploring how culture can be viewed and understood