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COM 312: LEARNING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH MEDIA AND FILM

Description
This course examines intercultural and co-cultural divides using a skills-based approach. Students will be exposed to cultural communication situations and will apply skills using lecture, discussion, and various media (e.g., news, radio, film, blogs), equipping them with more effective skills for communicating with other groups, communities, and cultures.

Learning Outcomes
• Understand their role in a society where they will co-exist with other cultures
• Demonstrate an ability to identify diverse cultures, ethically communicate, and empathize with cultures that are not their own by critically evaluating films and media about other forms of popular culture.
• Apply knowledge from the course to understanding the nuances of intercultural communication including issues of social justice and civic responsibilities in historical and 21st century contexts
• Adjust their communication styles to effectively communicate in a diverse, multilingual world
• Understand the role that culture, power, inequality, and diversity plays in being an engaged citizen
• Demonstrate an understanding of historical, societal, and cultural differences, such as those arising from race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, language, nationality, religion, political and ethical perspectives, and socioeconomic class
• Participate in at least two assessable individual or group projects that focus on personal and/or collective decision-making that require students to identify and evaluate conflicts, compromises, and/or ethical dilemmas in cultural communication
• Seek and evaluate sources through secondary research to understand multiple perspectives and inform

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