Aug 21, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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COMS 1100 - Communication Among Cultures


The purpose of this course is to explore the role of communication in understanding, accepting, and appreciating cultural differences. Students in this course will understand that culture includes not only issues of nationality, ethnicity, and race, but also issues such as gender, socioeconomic status, and age. Using a number of co-cultural, cross-cultural, and intercultural examples, students will explore how communication is a key component of bridging cultural differences.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the interconnected relationship between culture and communication.
  • Understand that culture and communication are both theoretically rooted in the idea of a socially constructed reality.
  • Understand the relationships among culture, language, and communication.
  • Examine how our communicative practices, verbal, non-verbal, mediated, and so on, shape and sustain our cultural realities.
  • Facilitate an understanding of culture as a process that we co-create as we communicate.
  • Understand the relationship between culture and communication by looking at communicative practices in various contexts: gender, class, race, disability, sexuality, sexual orientation, and so on.



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