csc390 | undergraduate
Culture And Communication
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Cultural Communication Biases and Opportunities in the Workforce
- Understand the importance of Meadâs theory of symbolic interactionism.
- Recognize false perceptions of women and minorities in society and in the workforce.
- Analyze globalization vs. hierarchies of cultures in regard to prejudice.
- Define co-cultural group theory and how it affects labeling international students and new immigrants.
Exploring Where We Are Now and Where We are Going
- Examine how mass media portrayals of various cultural and social identities (race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity) affect communication.
- Discuss how technology influences intercultural communication.
- Review the challenges and opportunities within intercultural communication for female and minority success in the future.
Defining Intercultural Communication and Understanding Cultural Generalizations
- Describe how culture affects intercultural communication.
- Discuss the interrelationships between communication and culture.
- Illustrate how cultural generalizations lead to misinterpretations.
Symbols, Rituals, Artifacts, and Cultural Awareness in Communication
- Determine effective techniques to improve cultural awareness and communication among people in a multicultural society.
- Examine the meanings of symbols, rituals, and artifacts of different cultures.
- Define intercultural competence and identify its levels.
Communication and the Connections to Culture
- Examine cultural communication issues related to language.
- Explore the influences of art, music, and dance in cultural communication.
- Define self-identity as it relates to intercultural communication.
- Discuss negotiations of cultural identity via cultural contracts theory, identity management theory, and the communication theory of identity.
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