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Listen • Speak • Engage SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION STUDIES COMM 174, INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, SECTION 2, SPRING 2010 Instructor: Jennifer Huynh Thi Anh Morrison Office location: HGH 209 Telephone: 408-924-6801 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Furlough Dates (No Instructor Access): January 29, February 15 & 26, March Class days/time: MW 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Classroom: HGH 229 Prerequisites: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. GE/SJSU Studies Category S Catalog Description Analysis of communication among persons from different U.S. and world cultures. Experiences and research in intercultural communication. The influence of varying values, norms, belief structures and roles. Prejudice, ethnocentrism, nationalism and racism in communication. Prerequisites For students beginning continuous enrollment in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or co-registration in, a 100W course is required for enrollment in all SJSU Studies courses. Courses used to satisfy Areas R, S, and V must be taken from three separate SJSU departments, or other distinct academic units. Course Description This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of intercultural communication as it relates to social inequalities, structured power differences, and diversity. It examines key elements of culture and intercultural communication in context of a social hierarchy of difference (e.g., religion, age, race, class, gender, sexuality, region, nationality, generation, disability). Students will learn about theories of intercultural communication and structured inequalities, social influences on cultural/ethnic identity, and political framings of intercultural communication behaviors. This course will enable students to examine and analyze communication issues and encounters involving elements such as culture, power, and social inequalities. Students will analyze the structural conditions that prevent, hinder, or exacerbate intercultural communication relations. This course assists students to understand and transform dominant relations of power and prejudice, e.g., sexism, heterosexism, class elitism, racism, ethnocentrism, and nationalism in communication. Faculty website Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on my faculty webpage [ ]. Each student is required to access this online component as important material and information will be made available throughout the semester. Course Goals
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