Contemporary Communication In A Diverse Society – com403 (3 credits)

The objective of this course is to focus on the dynamics of human communication across cultures and genders in a multicultural society.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Cultural Norms in Communication

  • Evaluate how cultural norms affect communication within a multicultural society.
  • Analyze the effect of prejudice and stereotypes on societal communication.

Communication and Cultures

  • Identify different ways of communicating.
  • Describe the stages of the communication process within a multicultural society.
  • Evaluate the impact of technology on human communication across cultures.

Communication and Conflict

  • Explain solutions for conflict in communication.
  • Analyze how individuals create co-cultures within a multicultural society.
  • Describe how individuals identify with co-cultures within a multicultural society.

Multicultural Communication and Genders

  • Compare communication styles between genders within a multicultural society.
  • Identify barriers to interpersonal communication between genders in a multicultural environment.
  • Analyze characteristics of effective multicultural communication between genders.

Communication and Racial or Ethnic Groups

  • Explain the importance of multicultural communication.
  • Describe ways to promote effective multicultural communication.
  • Analyze strategies to overcome communication barriers between racial or ethnic groups.

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