SOC 6607 Culture & Communication

Culture shapes communication. Understanding how the cultural context influences and affects communication across different cultures can help bridge international, and intercultural, misunderstandings. Learning self-awareness, and identifying individual ethnocentric perspectives will foster the ability to communicate our own ideas to those of another culture. This course will orient students to high context and low context cultures, sources of power distance, collectivistic and individualistic cultures, high and low context cultures, and review cultural dimensions related to workplace settings as well as those more relevant to interpersonal interactions.