Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
This course provides learners with an understanding of the challenges in communication across cultures, ethnicities and social groups; and of managing these challenges. Intercultural communication considers patterns of interaction across cultures, social attitudes, thought patterns employed by individuals from different socio-cultural backgrounds to produce and interpret messages. While examples are drawn from a variety of world regions, the course will focus predominantly on the comparison of Canadian/North American and Asian (China, Japan, Russia, Middle East countries) communication patterns. This course will help Canadian born students as well as international and immigrant students to function better in a multicultural environment and develop their intercultural communication skills.
Prerequisite(s): LING 111; or 24 credit units of university courses; or 6 credit units ARBC, CHIN, CREE, FREN, GERM, GRK, HEB, HNDI, JPNS, LATN, RUSS, SNSK, SPAN, or UKR courses.
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