SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 7:27:37 PMCOMM 7 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 7Title:  INTERCUL COMM  
Full Title:  Intercultural Communication
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  SPCH 7

Catalog Description:
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A survey course that compares the communication of the following groups within the larger context of United States culture: African, Asian, Chicano, Latino, European, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, and Middle Eastern.  The course will focus on the interaction between members of different cultures.  When appropriate, the course will also examine how issues of sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, and deaf culture structure the communication of all people. Meets UC Berkeley American Cultures Requirement.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey course that compares the communication of the following groups within the larger context of United States culture: African, Asian, Chicano/Latino, European, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas,and Middle Eastern.The course will focus on the interaction between members of different cultures. When appropriate, the course will also examine how issues of sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, and deaf culture structure the communication of all people. Meets UC Berkeley American Cultures Requirement.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:D
G
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1995
 D3Ethnic Studies  
 D7Interdisc Social or Behavioral Science  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1995
 4CEthnic Studies  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 150 Intercultural Communication SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM7

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Outcomes and Objectives:  The students will:
1. Describe, compare, and analyze a variety of culturally-based
  communication behaviors.
2. Choose and practice methods for communicating between different
  cultures.
3. Describe and compare culturally-based differences in cognitive
  styles and world views.
4. Describe and compare the differences within a culture or ethnic
  group.
5. Describe and discuss their own cultural communication behaviors.
6. Discuss and practice listening skills related to intercultural
  communication.
7. Discuss and practice communication skills related to intercultural
competence.

Topics and Scope
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1. The nature of United States Cultural Groups (African American,
  Asian American, Latino American, European American, Indigenous
  Peoples of the Americas, and Middle-Eastern American).
2. Communication and Culture.
3. Degrees of Interculturalness.
4. Related Cultural Variables (sexual orientation, age, religion,
  disability, and deaf cultures).
5. Intercultural Communication Competence.
6. Forces that Create Cultural Differences.
7. Components of Cultural Patterns (beliefs, values, norms).
8. Taxonomies of Cultural Patterns (Hall, Hofstede, Bond, Stewart).
9. Verbal Codes.
10 Nonverbal Codes.
11 Cultural Variations in Language Use.
12 Application of Intercultural Communication Theories in Different
  Areas of Endeavor: Business, Education, Medicine.
13 Obstacles to Intercultural Competence (ethnocentrism, stereotyping,
  prejudice, discrimination, and racism).
14 Outcomes of Intercultural Contact (assimilation, accommodation, and
  acculturation).
15 Theoretical Underpinnings of Intercultural Interpersonal Communication
  (communication accommodation, uncertainty reduction, and layers of
  intolerance).

Assignments:
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1. Experiential games and simulation exercises.
2. Participation in various forms of intercultural communication.
3. Field work (study communication behaviors of a culture when
  members of that culture communicate with members of another
  culture).
4. Objective and essay-type midterm examination based on lecture and
  reading.
5. Objective and essay-type final examination based on lecture and
  reading.
6. Written analysis of communication behavior in student's own culture,
  co-culture, nationality, or ethnicity.
7. Quizzes.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 60%
Reading reports, Essay exams, MINI-ETHNOGRAPHY, SELF STUDY
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Field work, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 35%
Class performances, Field work, ETHNOGRAPHY
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communication Between Cultures, Samovar and Porter (Wadsworth, 1995).
Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures,
    Lustig and Koester(Harper Collins, 1996).
Dynamics of Intercultural Communication,   C.H. Dodd (Wm C. Brown, 1991).

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