|This course is intended to help students become competent in communication with others of diverse cultural backgrounds by helping them expand their range of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, become able to communicate effectively in unfamiliar settings, recognize the influence their own culture has had on the way in which they view themselves, and expand their knowledge of the ways of other cultures.|
|We will cover the first half of the text this semester. Each week students will form groups to present the content of the textbook to the class, and all students will also be given a handout of study guide questions on the chapter to prepare for discussion in class. Other supplementary readings will be suggested to give students a wider understanding of each topic, and topics for research papers will also be suggested. The course will be conducted entirely in English: readings, discussion, reports, presentations will all be done in English. Students will thus be continuously developing their English skills at the same time they are expanding their understanding of and skills in intercultural communication.|
|Students will need to spend 2-3 hours each week to study the textbook and study guide questions, and another 2 hours to prepare for their presentation of the textbook when it is their turn.|
|Grades will be based on attendance and participation in class (30%), presentations (30%), and reports (40%).|
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