ERIC Number: ED451105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Curriculum Project: Intercultural Communication. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 2000 (Egypt and Israel).
As the world becomes more global, communicating with people from other cultures becomes a necessity. The cultural mix challenges individuals to improve their knowledge and skills in intercultural communication. This course proposal describes a 3-credit course designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, theories, and practices of intercultural communication. Among the subject matters to be covered in the course are elements of cultural systems, values, and beliefs; social identification and group relations; influence of culture; language and culture; nonverbal communication and culture; intercultural negotiation; intercultural conflict resolution; and mass media and intercultural communication. The course will study and analyze cultures around the world, and intercultural communication will be studied at the levels of interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, public communication, and mass communication. The course lists eight educational objectives. It profiles Israeli Jews as an example of a section of an intercultural communication course, detailing their makeup, religion, and habits, and also discussing non-Jewish minorities in Israel. Contains 26 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A