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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 201 - Intercultural Communication & Education (3)

This course is an interdisciplinary investigation into culture and education, specifically of the intersection of intercultural communication and the rights and privileges of education, embedded within a cultural immersion experience. Students will examine interpersonal communication, beginning with self and expanding to an intercultural stance with a particular emphasis on new media and technology. Students will examine the values, beliefs, and attitudes of diverse identifiable groups and also study the role that the members of the cultural power structure, specifically majorities, minorities, subcultures, and co-cultures contribute within the larger culture and the role of and rights to education in those groups. The course will also explore how a culture is influenced by its space, including architecture, landscape, and issues of privacy, time and climate. Within the course, students will also learn how nonverbal communication, social relationships, cultural differences, and conflict resolution vary considerably from one culture and context to another. Students will be required to reflect, self-report, and assess their own intercultural capabilities through a critical comparative lens focusing on diverse cultures and systems of education. 2015 CORE: Social Justice & Civic Life, Acquire, Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies.