TR 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM
This course teaches the theory and practice of cross-cultural communication and explores the social, cultural, economic, and educational implications of English’s rise as a global language. The goal is to help students develop intercultural communicative competence and strategies for effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication in everyday life and professional contexts. The topics that this course covers include: (1) the role of English as a global language and its implication on cross-cultural communication, (2) the different types of verbal, non-verbal, and written communication practices across cultures, and (3) strategies for navigating cultural differences in everyday life and professional communication. Students will examine the different varieties of the English language, explore how language and culture shape communication practices, and develop strategies for communicating with audience in multicultural and international contexts.