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Jessica S. Robles
COM 478
Seattle Campus

Intercultural Communication

Investigates intercultural communication theory and its application for varying levels of human interaction: interpersonal, intergroup, and international.

Class description

This class is about the power of culture in communication across contexts of human life, from face-to-face conversation to group interaction to international situations. Cultural meanings and interpretations enrich our lives, but also pose increasingly relevant challenges in a globalizing world. The class will focus in particular on the relationship between language and culture, while also considering practical issues related to cultural moments and intercultural encounters.

Student learning goals

to define, explain, and interpret cultural and intercultural communication as it relates to language use

to reflect and critically examine the role of culture in different contexts of everyday life

to develop practical skills in communicating across intercultural differences

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

You should have an interest in culture and intercultural communication.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jessica S. Robles
Date: 03/17/2014