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Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 119A

Course Number:
MSD 119A
Course Title:
Intercultural Communication
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Identifies sources of common cultural misunderstandings. Helps solve basic interpersonal challenges through discussion, video, and practice. Gives resources to improve relationships. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Skillfully communicate with others in an increasingly culturally diverse environment.
Be self-monitoring in order to appropriately adapt and build better relationships with individuals of other cultures.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Self awareness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Listening
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Recognize & overcome stereotypes
CONCEPTS, THEMES & ISSUES:

General Concepts
  • Cultural competence
  • Stereotyping and bias
  • Culturally diverse environment
  • Cultural beliefs and values
  • Perception and world views
  • Conflict resolution
  • Nonverbal signals
Themes
  • Culturally diverse environment
  • Self awareness & sensitivity
  • Cultural differences
Issues
  • Stereotyping and bias
  • Differing world views
  • Self monitoring