SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 8:23:52 AMCOMM 7 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 7Title:  INTERCULTURAL 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, Latino, European, Indigenous Peoples of the United States and Middle Eastern.  The course will focus on the interaction between members of different cultures. Meets UC Berkeley American Cultures Requirement.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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, Latino, European, Indigenous Peoples of the United States and Middle Eastern.  The course will focus on the interaction between members of different cultures.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe, compare, and analyze a variety of culturally-based
  communication behaviors.
2. Choose and practice methods for communicating between different
  cultures.
3. Describe, compare and analyze some culturally-based differences in
  cognitive styles and world views.
4. Describe, compare and analyze some differences within a cultural 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.
8. Attend and analyze a cultural event using terms and concepts central
  to the study of intercultural communication.
9. Apply social scientific methods of inquiry to study and research of
  intercultural communication.
10.Aquire an appreciation for social and behavioral differences between
  people of various cultures.

Topics and Scope
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I. The nature of United States Cultural Groups
  A. African American
  B. Asian American
  C. Latino American
  D. European American
  E. Indigenous Peoples of the United States
  F. Middle-Eastern American
II. Communication and Culture
III. Degrees of Interculturalness
IV. Related Cultural Variables
   A. Sexual Orientation
   B. Age
   C. Religion
   D. Disability
   E. Deaf Cultures
V. Intercultural Communication Competence
VI. Forces that Create Cultural Differences
VII. Components of Cultural Patterns
    A. Beliefs
    B. Values
    C. Norms
VIII. Taxonomies of Cultural Patterns
     A. Hall's High-and Low-Context Cultural Patterns
     B. Hofstede's Cultural Patterns
     C. Confucian Cultural Values
IX. Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Cultural Data
X.  Nonverbal Codes
XI. Verbal Codes
XII. Cultural Variations in Language Use
XIII.Application of Intercultural Communication Theories in Different
    Areas and Endeavors
    A. Business
    B. Education
    C. Health Care
XIV. Cultural Identity and Ethnography
XV.  Obstacles to Intercultural Competence
    A. Ethnocentrism
    B. Stereotyping
    C. Prejudice
    D. Discrimination
    E. Racism
XVI. Outcomes of Intercultural Contact
    A. Assimilation
    B. Accommodation
    C. Acculturation
XVII.Theoretical Underpinnings of Intercultural Communication
    A. Communication Accommodation
    B. Uncertainty Reduction
    C. Layers of Intolerance

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
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. Ethnographic essays about student's own cultural identity.
5. Observation report and analysis of an intercultural communication
  event.
6. Group presentations about intercultural communication issues.
7. Written analysis of intercultural communication depicted in film or
  other media.
8. Quizzes, multiple choice exams, essay exams
9. Homework may include:
  a. weekly assignments
  b. reports
  c. research
  d. assigned or suggested reading

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
25 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Field work, Group presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Essay Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Class participation and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communication Between Cultures, Samovar and Porter (Wadsworth, 2006),
  11th edition
Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures,
  Lustig and Koester (Allyn and Bacon, 2006), 5th edition
Intercultural Communication In Contexts, Martin and Nakayama
  (McGraw Hill, 2003)
Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, Neuliep
  (Houghton MIfflin, 2003), 2nd edition

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