2014-2015 Catalog

COM 140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication


This course introduces techniques of cultural research, definitions, functions, characteristics, and impacts of cultural differences in public address. Emphasis is placed on how diverse backgrounds influence the communication act and how cultural perceptions and experiences determine how one sends and receives messages. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and skills needed to become effective in communicating outside one’s primary culture. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA and the ICAA as a general education course in English Composition. 


DRE 097 or appropriate placement test scores