Theories and Explorations in Community Based Intercultural Communication has a global perspective. Study and travel abroad, as well as language study, create global citizens who see the interconnected and interdependent aspects of all who share this earth. Students research topics of interest that evolve out of their own background and academic program to better understand the social, economic, religious and political values of the host country.
- The history and development of Intercultural Communication within the field of Communication.
- Theories and theorists that have guided the study into the 21st Century.
- Research directions in the field that reflect current interests and directions.
- What perspective taking and empathic communication entails, primarily through the work of two authors.
- What communication skills are most helpful for careful, flexible, reflective, collaborative meaning construction as well as practicing these in class.
- How to write a project proposal and then enact the proposal within their selected community.
- How to give an effective oral presentation that demonstrates a radical difference and departure from any written text about the same subject.