Advanced Intercultural Communication helps students focus on theories of Intercultural Communication and their application. Theories introduced in earlier courses are reintroduced for deeper understanding and application. Students learn what makes a good theory and how we can assess theories' values. New theories are discussed to help students develop a repertoire of choices as they practice and critique intercultural communication in their lives and the world in which they live.
- The history and development of Intercultural Communication within Speech Communication.
- The development and evolution of theories in Speech Communication and Intercultural Communication.
- The differences between interpretive/qualitative and quantitative research.
- Six categories of theories and 7 specific theories of Intercultural Communication.
- To assess the strength of theories as they apply to specific tasks and specialties.
- About religion, gender, family traditions and community values in other cultures and how these help form identity and core cultural values.
- To analyze and assess communication episodes in their own communication and in the communication they observe at work, at home, in their communities, and elsewhere.
- To analyze and assess communication episodes in the local, national, and international news that relate to Intercultural Communication.
- To apply helpful and appropriate theories to episodes of conflict drawn from their own lives and the world in which they live.
- To formulate their own intercultural communication ethics while examining the ethical standards of others.