COM 282 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

This course seeks to improve Intercultural Communication Competence through learning about communication patterns between those with different cultural backgrounds. Topics covered include: verbal and nonverbal differences in cultural expression, intercultural relationships, barriers to effective intercultural communication, methods for overcoming these barriers, stereotyping, intercultural relationships and conflict resolution. Students will learn the distinctive cultural features of one non-Western civilization and will learn to integrate theory with practice and real-life examples.