csc475 | undergraduate

Contemporary Communication In A Diverse Society

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The objective of this course is to focus on the dynamics of human and mediated communication across cultures in a multicultural society. Communication styles of various co-cultures will be analyzed, including race, class, gender, sexuality and disability. Students will also analyze communication technology and evaluate how it affects communication in today's society.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Decoding the Functions of Language

    • Analyze the various functions of language and how it is used in a communication context.
    • Define socialization as it relates to individual and cultural discourse systems.
    • Understand the importance of face systems and strategies when in a professional context.

    Exploring the Future of Communication

    • Examine how new media technologies influence meditated communication.
    • Discuss the complexities in gender and sexuality discourse systems.
    • Review the challenges and opportunities with meditated communication and interpersonal communication.

    Communication, Culture, and Context

    • Describe how the ambiguity of language affects communication between cultures.
    • Discuss the interrelationship between culture and context.
    • Illustrate how face systems can lead to miscommunication.

    The Importance of Social Interactions

    • Determine effective techniques to decode the non-verbal communication of different cultures.
    • Examine the importance of face-to-face communication.
    • Define discourse systems and identify its levels.

    The Motives of Reasoning in Contemporary Communication

    • Examine inductive and deductive reasoning strategies that relate to communication practices.
    • Define ideology as it relates to intercultural communication.
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