Intercultural Communication [CRN 27479]

Discipline: Communication Studies
Instructor: Khrebtan-Hörhager
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 0800
End: 0920
Field Work: Day 2 | March 1, 2018 | India
Prerequisites: One (1) college composition course Download Syllabus
SPCM 434, “Intercultural Communication” is designed to increase students’ knowledge about communicating with members of cultures other than their own. The course has six major objectives: (1) to acquaint students with the concepts, principles, and theories of intercultural communication; (2) to provide students with information about other cultures; (3) to provide students with strategies for effective intercultural communication, (4) to encourage students to have intercultural contacts and global experiences, (5) to enable successful connectivity between theoretical knowledge and rich and profoundly diverse experiential learning, enabled through the unique Semester at Sea experience; and (6) to transform students into intellectually skilled and culturally sensitive world citizens, able to embrace global diversity as a valuable asset of communication in the 21st century.

Field Work

Country: India
Day: 2
Date: March 1, 2018

By visiting a multitude of historical, cultural, and religious places, “Many faces of India” provides a unique chance of experiential learning about multiculturalism, national identity, diasporic communities, Selves and Others, as well as making connection over time and examining colonial legacies and various stages of globalization.

Learning Objectives:
1. Connect constructs/theories/models from Intercultural Communication to cultural experiences and knowledge gained while at port.
2. Explore multitudes of identities (ethnic, religious, linguistic) in the host country of India. Gain a better understanding of a local diasporic community by visiting historical, cultural, religious spaces.
3. Make connections over time and understand various stages of globalization, colonization, and cultural legacies.