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CMST 200 - Intercultural Communication

5 Credits
Speech communication theory and strategies designed to enhance the student’s ability to interact with persons from different cultures both within and outside our border. Studied from the perspective of context, and its application to personal relationships and organizational settings.

Pre-requisite(s) CMST 080 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility English 091/Reading 091 or higher
Course Note Completion of CMST& 101 recommended. Previously SPCH 200.
Fees 

Designed to Serve All students preparing to be successful in our new global environment.
Active Date 2012-06-25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Diversity & Globalism, Humanities Area I
Course Outline
This course focuses on communication theory and strategies designed to enhance students’ ability to interact competently and responsibly with persons from different cultures. I. A goal of this course is to increase students’ knowledge of concepts central to intercultural communication and knowledge of specific cultural practices. A. Students gain knowledge of concepts central to intercultural communication theory, including the nature of culture, the influence of power and unearned privilege, and Hofstede-type categories of cultural patterns. B. Students learn to analyze and understand cultural and to gain self knowledge regarding cultural beliefs, values and norms. II. A goal of this course is to develop students’ motivation to understand and respect diverse cultural practices. A. Students learn to prioritize understanding of and respect for (rather than judgment of) diverse cultural beliefs, values, and norms. B. Students learn to distinguish between description, interpretation, and evaluation in their personal responses to cultural practices. C. Students are encouraged to develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills (demonstrating cognitive complexity and the ability to view situations from multiple perspectives). III. A goal of this course is to increase students’ knowledge of concepts central to intercultural communication and knowledge of specific cultural practices. A. Students learn guidelines for productive communication across diverse cultures. B. Students practice engaging in productive discussion with diverse others.

Student Learning Outcomes
Successful CMST 200 students will show that they can: Identify, explain, and apply knowledge of the nature of culture.

Identify, explain, and apply concepts central to intercultural communication.

Understand and apply a dialectical perspective to intercultural relations.

Distinguish between and practice open-minded description, interpretation, and evaluation components of personal responses to diverse cultural practices.

Display motivation and ability to interact competently with culturally diverse others.

In accomplishing each specific outcome, CMST 200 students will be expected to: Develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills (demonstrate cognitive complexity and the ability to view situations from multiple perspectives).

Analyze cultural others and gain cultural self-knowledge.

Develop and demonstrate respect for diverse cultural beliefs, values, and norms.



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