Jessica S. Robles
Investigates intercultural communication theory and its application for varying levels of human interaction: interpersonal, intergroup, and international.
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
You should have an interest in culture and intercultural communication.
Class assignments and grading