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College of Health and Human Sciences Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia Communication and Cultural Diversity – HHS 3000 (10690) Spring 2011 Spencer L. Middleton, MSW Office Hours: By Appointment Coordinator/Instructor Office Location: 1235 Urban Life Bldg. Telephone: 404-413-1239 [email protected] General Classroom Building 315 COURSE DESCRIPTION The purpose of this course is to increase awareness of diverse cultures in the framework of intercultural communication skills. Students will enhance their knowledge of culture and assess its impact on intercultural communication. Topics related to culture and communication will be explored from a global perspective with a focus on cultural competency and service delivery to diverse groups. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Identify how cultural self-awareness influences professional intercultural communication. Outcome Measures: Cultural Self-Awareness Assessment, Cultural Self-Awareness Assessment Reflection Essay(s), Ethnographic Interview Paper, and Ethnographic Interview Experience Online Discussion Group 2. Define and apply the conceptual and theoretical frameworks to explain culture. Outcome Measures: Mid-Term Examination, “Babel” Online Discussion Group, and Cultural Self-Awareness Assessment Reflection Essay #2 3. Describe intercultural communication and its application to interacting with diverse groups. Outcome Measures: Mid-Term Examination, Ethnographic Interview Paper, Ethnographic Interview Experience Online Discussion Group, Communicating with Diverse Populations Online Discussion Group, and Cultural Self-Awareness Refection Essay #2 4. Describe cultural competency and its impact on service delivery systems. Outcome Measures: Cultural Competency Online Discussion Group Page 1 of 9
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REQUIRED TEXTBOOK Jandt, Fred E. (2010). An introduction to intercultural communication: Identities in a global community. (6 th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Supplemental Readings : Additional readings will be assigned to supplement/complement the textbook and other course requirements on the course EReserves and ULearn. COURSE REQUIREMENTS A. Course Format: This is a “hybrid” course, which means that the seat time is reduced: some of the regular class meetings will be in the classroom, while others will take place on the course website on U-Learn (see the dates designated in the syllabus and on U-Learn. You must log onto U-Learn every day to check for messages and updated information . In addition to lecture and discussion, the course includes: (1) assigned readings; (2) group activities/exercises that illustrate the content being examined; (3) movies/videos that provide another dimension to the content; (4) responsive essays and other writing assignments; (5) guest speakers who address special topic areas. B.
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