INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW TO ENCOURAGE CIVIL DISCOURSE IN OUR DAILY LIVES

Instructor

Dr. Jane Ball

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • You can complete your courses as fast as necessary but generally completion is within 4 to 5 months.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

This course introduces students to communication among people from diverse cultures. Intercultural communication is a negotiated understanding of meaning in human experiences across social systems and societies.

Class activities will include discussions with the professor and experiential learning. Do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have questions or concerns about the class. Your ideas, input, and insights will make your class experiences more meaningful. Thus, they are both valued and appreciated. Even though this is an on-line class, you are expected to participate and to be engaged.

The focus is theoretical and course assignments and discussions are designed for application to your everyday encounters with people from diverse cultures. The course will enable students to focus on history as an investigative process and will provide theoretical foundations to better understand the complexity of the issues surrounding race, gender, and sexual orientation.

This course is intended to: a) make you aware of the range and variations in the ways we communicate with one another; and b) improve our communication skills in order to enrich and improve relations between people. This does not mean that students must disclose sensitive or private personal information to the class. Student privacy is respected at all times. We must be able to say what we think without fear of rejection or personal attacks. Ethical behavior and courtesy are required. Students must adhere to a code of ethics which will enhance openness, involvement, and respect. The use of discriminatory and/or hateful language is not allowed!  Students are expected to listen to one another and to read each other’s ideas and opinions without being judgmental. We are here to learn from one another, to challenge what we thought we knew as truth, and to open ourselves up to alternative world views and perspectives. Communicating on an intercultural level is not easy.

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Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at cea@continuingeducationassociates.com to request to cancel your completed registration.