ERIC Number: ED361773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
The Exotic Made Familiar and the Familiar Made Exotic through an Introductory, Intercultural Communication Course Designed from a Postmodern Perspective.
Sohn, Yuri; Chang, Shau-Ju
Noting that cultural diversity has become the rule rather than the exception in the United States, this paper presents a model for an introductory intercultural communication course based on a postmodern perspective. The first section sets out a course rationale. The second section discusses teaching the course from a holistic perspective that encompasses behavioral, affective, and cognitive dimensions of learning. The third section breaks one superordinate goal--fostering more harmonious relationships between persons of different cultural backgrounds--into eight subordinate goals. Next, five Course Units are described followed by a suggested sequence. Finally, guidelines are presented for criterion-referenced methods of evaluation. An appendix presents a list of potentially helpful pedagogical materials. (Contains 22 references.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Southern States Communication Association and the Central States Communication Association (Lexington, KY, April 14-18, 1993).