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    Mar 01, 2024  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SISU-205 Intercultural Communication FA3 (3)


This course examines how globalization and our cultural upbringing shape who we are, how we see the world, and the ways in which we communicate with people across intergroup inequities and intercultural and/or international boundaries. Students explore verbal and nonverbal communication; the relationship between dominant cultures and subcultures; ethnic, racial, class, and other forms of diversity within countries and organizations; third-culture and multicultural persons; the dynamics of cross-cultural conflict, adjustment, adaptation; and the importance of flexible intercultural communication. Using the case study method, the course examines global case studies to explore specific topics, why culture matters, and the values and dynamics underpinning intercultural communication. AU Core Integrative Requirement: Diversity and Equity. Usually Offered: fall, spring, and summer. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-105 .