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- Effective Term:
- Fall 2017 through Fall 2020
- Course Number:
- COMM 140
- Course Title:
- Introduction to Intercultural Communication
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
- explore how culturally-based assumptions influence communicative behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes.
- examine historically-based worldviews and the evolution of communication through the filter of cultural ideas, behaviors and issues.
- critically examine the impact of cultural filters on communication in order to become more sensitive toward people with different values and beliefs.
- analyze how social institutions perpetuate systems of privilege and discrimination and how these are manifested through communication in order to improve one’s own communication.
- explore intercultural communication in terms of power relationships.
Students completing an associate degree at Portland Community College will be able to reflect on one’s work or competencies to make connections between course content and lived experience.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor.
Assessment strategies may include:
- Qualitative examinations
- Quantitative examinations
- Essays Journals
- Research papers In-class participation
- Portfolios Projects
- Oral presentations Group work
- Service Learning
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, and Issues:
- Social Perspective-taking
- Symbolic Interactionism
- Prejudice and oppression (isms)
- Nonverbal Communication
- Intercultural Communication theories
Competencies and Skills:
- Be able to explain the complexity of the term "culture."
- Be able to see how the nature of language causes one to "see" the world from others.
- Be able to determine how cultural, ethnic, class, etc. differences affect values and tolerance.
- Be able to identify and compare beliefs and values, world views, and the social organization of diverse people.
- Be able to exhibit tolerance towards cultural differences.
- Be able to engage in introspection to determine how one’s cultural perceptions, attitudes, values, and beliefs influence the communication process.
- Be able to reduce anxiety when communicating with people from cultures other than one’s own.
- Be able to gain the ability to self-reflect/analyze one’s own cultural frame of reference
A textbook is required. Suggested texts. Alternative texts need Dept. or SAC chair approval.
Communication Between Cultures, Samovar, Porter, and Stefani. Intercultural
Communication in Contexts, Martin and Nakayama. Foundations of Intercultural
Communication, Chen and Starosta. Intercultural Communication: An Introduction, Jandt.
Intercultural Competence, Lustig. Pearson