Communication And Culture | Cross Cultural Communication
C427 | 1184 | Calloway-Thomas


As one reads newspapers, books, and magazines or watches
television, one can hardly ignore stories about struggles,
disputes, tensions, clashes, and conflicts that occur as people
try to "make sense" of their lives in an uncertain world.
Increasingly, globalization is changing the way individuals define
themselves on the basis of economics, religion, culture, customs,
language, ethnic identity, and ancestry.  This course examines how
such  factors influence  human communication across cultures.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

After attending the class, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the central position of culture as the foundation of
human behavior.

2.  Discuss consequences arising from the meeting of cultures.

3.  Understand the world view and perception of self and others.

4.  Define the importance of values, verbal, nonverbal, and other
factors in the  overall cross cultural communication process.

5.   Explain the factors that shape intercultural encounters.

6.   Gain a greater appreciation for similarities and differences
among cultures.