4Course SyllabusPD201: Intercultural Communication in PolicingHonours Bachelor of Arts in Policing/ Faculty of Human & Social SciencesInstructor Information Nadine LeGros| Waterloo CampusContact Information (519-884-0710 x 4219/[email protected])Weekly Office Hours (By Appointment/Virtual/F2F)Wilfrid Laurier University is on Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.Teaching PhilosophyIntercultural Communication in Policing introduces you to the concepts of intercultural communication and encourages you to explore the implications of culture and intercultural communication in policing. In Canada, conversations about culture frequently get silenced for fear of not being “politically correct.” In this course, we will be talking about issues that many people might prefer to leave in silence. For some of you, elements in this course will provide you with a language to discuss an experience that you live. Some of you might resistsome of the content of this course because it will invite you to examine a world view that you might not even realize exists. For some of you, the learning will be immediate. For someof you, learning may happen six months after you finish the course. You will all experience this learning on different levels. Intercultural learning happens at different levels: at the cognitive level; at the behavioural level; and at the affective (values) level. Communication PolicyI will communicate important information to the entire class via the Newsfeed located on the course MyLS page. Additionally, I will use email for course updates and where necessary I will communicate with you individually through MyLS email. I check my email at [email protected]frequently. I will respond to your email as soon as I can. If I have not responded within 48 hours, please email again. Please always include your GROUP NUMBER in the subject line of your communication. NB: I do not respond to emails after 9:00 p.m.
4Course Information PD201Intercultural Communication in Policing (0.5 credit)Course DescriptionIntercultural Communication in Policing introduces you to the field of intercultural communication in order to recognize the challenges faced by law enforcement officials in understanding and interpreting the behaviours, actions, and attitudes of individuals in conflict within their own communities, within the larger community, and with the law. Topics include postmodern theory, cultural studies, critical race theory, race, racism, and representation.Course Goals and Learning Outcomes Police officers have the capacity to do more than enforce the law and protect citizens. Depending on how they engage in their role within the community, they have the ability to reduce the marginalization experienced by members of the public – and arguably in so doing, not just contribute to justice in Canada – but also to social justice. The purpose of this course is to improve the communication effectiveness and problem-solving abilities of anybody taking the course within an ethnically and culturally diverse country.