This course defines intercultural communication, explores factors that influence it, and examines how all such considerations impact messages sent from one culture to another. It includes international, as well as American co-cultures, and students examine case studies to learn how misunderstandings arise and how to minimize them.
This course explores how folklorists and others study traditional, everyday, and “unofficial” world cultural expressions, covering various genres of verbal art, performance, material culture, and belief. Considering pattern and variation, students collect and analyze folklore with respect to its diverse cultural contexts, applying theory to real-life examples and creating interpretations.
Prerequisite: Writing Placement Test score of 6 or COMP107 (C or better) or COMP108 (C or better) or permission of the Department of Language and Literature