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COMM360 - Inclusive Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM360 Course ID: 5039 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to effectively communicate across cultures within the United State and Globally from a critical and applicable perspective. This course will cover how communication is influenced by culture and cultural norms and how culture is perceived through communication. Students will self-reflect on their own cultural identity and examine how that influences their perception of communication and how they communicate in their own workplace. By the end of the course, students will create ways to identify and resolve cross-cultural communication conflicts and misunderstandings and incorporate cultural understanding and inclusive language into strategic communication. (Prerequisite: COMM351)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  • CO1: Explain how individuals perceive, navigate, and negotiate culture through communication.

  • CO2: Describe how cultural differences affect how groups consume messages.

  • CO3: Examine how different cultural groups affect assumptions, beliefs, and communication styles.

  • CO4: Explain when and why conflict may arise from cross-cultural communication differences.

  • CO5: Critique cross-cultural communication and marketing strategies case studies.

  • CO6: Identify your own cultural identity and how that shapes your perspective of communication.

  • CO7: Plan ways to identify and resolve intercultural communication conflicts and misunderstandings.

Please see the eReserves for readings for the class.

Book Title:Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communication - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Hall, Bradford
Unit Cost:$215.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.