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COMS 246 Introduction to Intercultural Communication

COMS 246.  Introduction to Intercultural Communication.  3 Credits.   S   

This course attempts to provide an understanding of communication as it affects culture and as it is affected by culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the principle of similarity and differences as it relates to the roles of verbal and non-verbal symbols, codes, and cues, stereotypes, prejudices and value and thought patterning systems between and among cultures. Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in COMS 130.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies

The Communication Studies undergraduate major equips students with a diversity of skill sets by investigating communication in various cultural contexts, including relational, organizational, intercultural, political, and more. In an increasingly globalized world, competent communication is crucial for career advancement, interpersonal relationships, and public democratic participation. Here’s what we know: humans rely on communication, and the creation and translation of symbols, language, and messages are integral to daily interactions. In other words, communication connects us. The major expands on fundamental public speaking principles from the introductory course through emphasizing theories, methods, performances that apply to everyday communication practices.

Minor in Leadership Studies

Why study leadership studies? In the Institute for Leadership Studies we believe that leadership is a process, not an outcome. Effective leadership starts with effective communication, and therefore students develop their learning around the adaptive leadership paradigm and develop core leadership competencies in order to mobilize others to tackle tough challenges and thrive.

Bachelor of Science in Education

...104 General Psychology COMS 246 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3 or COMS 342 Problem-Solving...

Bachelor of Social Work excluded from fulfilling the Intercultural requirement.) COMS 246 Introduction to Intercultural Communication CHILD & ADOLESCENT...

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory

...1-2 or MEMT 246 Fundamentals of Conducting...that fulfills GE21) 3 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience...