This course develops interpersonal, group, and presentational communication skills that are applicable in personal and professional cross-cultural relationships, and focuses on differences in values, message systems, and communication rules across cultural boundaries and in multicultural settings.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
Examine yourself as a cultural being and enhance self and other awareness about cultures.
Apply an understanding of and sensitivity to a variety of cultural perspectives and be able to identify ways of understanding and appreciating cultural similarities and dealing with challenges that arise from cultural differences.
Classify and interpret skills and knowledge that increase your intercultural communication competence.
Identify barriers—racism, sexism, and systems of privilege—that arise from histories of colonization, exploitation, and discrimination, and learn ways to define, recognize and distinguish these inequities.
Formulate a critical perspective on local/global issues by examining the historical and political dimensions of intercultural relations.
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