Intercultural Communication

Kristen L. Majocha, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2017

Course Description:

Intercultural Communication will stress both theoretical and practical application through assigned readings, exercises, assignments, and class discussions. Specifically, this course is designed to accomplish the following goals:

1) Relate your understanding of the theories and principles of intercultural communication to your own lives;
2) Examine the relationship between culture and communication
3) Become more critical of how your cultural identities and positionality influence communication; and
4) Explore how history, discrimination, colonization, and exploitation impact intercultural communication.

Textbooks:

- Lustig, M. W. & Koester, J. (Eds.). (2005). Among US: Essays on identity, belonging, and intercultural competence (ANY EDITION). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
- Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010). Intercultural communication in contexts (ANY EDITION). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

Syllabus: 

Kristen L. Majocha, Intercultural Communication, Summer 2014

Course Description

An analysis of various foreign cultures and U.S. subcultures focusing on communication behavior. Attitudes held by each group and problems that may arise in exchange of ideas between groups are studied.

Required Texts:

Lustig, M. W. & Koester, J. (Eds.). (2005). Among US: Essays on identity, belonging, and intercultural competence (2nd ed.). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.

Martin, J. N. & Nakayama, T. K. (2010). Intercultural communication in contexts (5th ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.

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