Communication Studies 174

COMMST 174: Intercultural Communication

Units: 3

Lecture: 3

Prerequisite: None

Course Description:

This course focuses on the communication behaviors and values common to all cultures and ethnic groups and on the differences that insulate and divide people. Students will examine influences on the communication process, including stereotyping, perception, prejudice, values, expectations, etc. Students will learn to overcome the communication problems that can result when members of other cultures communicate by evaluating their own intercultural communication patterns and learning skills to increase their effectiveness. Students will also acquire a greater appreciation for others.