COM 255 501W - Intercultural Communication

This course is designed to provide an understanding of intercultural principles and perspectives when communicating with people from diverse cultures. Consideration will be given to both verbal and nonverbal communication processes in the "American" culture, co-cultures, contact cultures, and popular culture. Through readings, lectures, response papers, and interviews, as well as through in-class discussion and exercises, this course will explore how culture shapes communication, how situations are framed through cultural lenses, and how histories, perceptions, values, contexts, aspects of stereotypes, and ethnocentrism all contribute to the complexity of intercultural communication.

Course Credit: 3

Professor Gillian Bonanno

Special Instructions and Information:

This is a hybrid course meeting every Saturday from 10:15am to 11:30am in F701.