This course will provide a survey of intercultural communication theory and practice, and cultivate communicative competence with people from different cultural backgrounds both in domestic and international settings, as well as across a variety of contexts. The course focuses on the development of self-reflexivity and cultural awareness by balancing attention to concepts and principles with experientially-based study designed to apply theoretical understandings in concrete, international locations.
Field WorkCountry: Hawaii, United States
Day: 1 - Tuesday, 12 January
Students in this lab will explore first-hand the distinct, rich, and nuanced history and culture of native Hawaiians. This experience will include engaging dialogues, active participation in various rituals, and exploration of specific artifacts and material culture.
1. To understand the political experiences of native Hawaiians and their impacts on the native culture.
2. To learn the significance of specific cultural practices by actively participating in certain rituals.
3. To apply key concepts from intercultural communication research in order to analyze cultural differences within the context of the United States.