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COMM 012: Intercultural Communication

Course Description

In this course, students explore culture and communication and their interrelationship in global and domestic contexts and then learn how to apply that knowledge to develop deeper and more meaningful personal and professional cross-cultural relationships. Students are invited to analyze the influence of culture, world view, language, and social patterns on how members of a particular culture relate among themselves and with members of diverse groups. Students are encouraged to appreciate and compare communication among diverse groups within the larger context of American culture. Students are coached on how to recognize and reduce barriers to cultural competence, promote equity, belonging, and inclusion, and develop higher levels of cultural proficiency. This course offers students theoretical knowledge and relevant, real-world practical application of effective communication within and between cultures.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: F. Cultural Diversity
    D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    E. Lifelong Understanding and Development
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
    Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: COMM 150 - Intercultural Communication
Last Updated 7/19/23