GLOBAL STUDIES (IAS) 3248
"Intercultural communication" and "cross-cultural communication" are interchangeable terms in referring to the field of studies covered in this course. We take a critical approach to topics or issues that emerge in intercultural settings, from verbal and non-verbal cues, tastes and smells, and perceptions of time and space, to individualism and collectivism, high context and low context, and intercultural encounters in business or medical fields. The readings cover case studies of different world regions across various cultural, linguistic, and ethnic groups. This course aims to provide analytical tools to understand and navigate cultural difference and to develop critical skills of intercultural competence in an increasingly interconnected world.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC