COMM 3720

COMM 3720

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

In an ever-globalizing economy it is vital for the next-generation of workforce to develop a global mentality, along with intercultural competence in communication. The course explores the meaning of "culture" and studies the numerous ways in which culture contributes to our understanding and practice of both verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication in various communicative contexts. Special attention will be given to management challenges in multinational corporations. The course also explores how the adoption and usage of information and communication technologies can help support and facilitate intercultural communication and collaboration.

When Offered Fall (offered in even-numbered years only).

Distribution Category (CA-AG, D-AG)

  • Demonstrate appreciation of the complexity and diversity of culture.
  • Identify, distinguish and explain historical, sociological and social psychological factors that may influence differences in values, attitudes and behaviors across cultures.
  • Demonstrate intercultural communication competence in cognition, affect and behavior, particularly the cognition dimension.
  • Exhibit awareness of self as a part of culture by seeing the impact of students' own cultures on their own attitudes and behaviors, alongside the impact of culture on others' attitudes and behaviors.
  • Practice empathy and openness to differences.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Six Week Summer. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  1360 COMM 3720   LEC 001

    • MTWRF Online Meeting
    • Jun 21 - Jul 30, 2021
    • Yuan, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit