Intercultural Communication  Schedule*

MCM420/COM655  Fall 2016 – Dr. Hart   

(Last Updated: 8/30/16 - Most recent updates in red)

Week #

Topic

Readings** & Assignment Due

1

8/21-

Introductions

Read syllabus. Read and watch The Secrets.  Get textbook(s) and make sure your NSU email and Blackboard account are working, etc.

2

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Readings UG1 & G1

3

In the Beginning... The Field of Study Called Intercultural Relations

Readings UG2 & G2

4

Dimensions of Culture

Readings UG3 & G3

5

9/18-

EXAM 1

6

Nonverbal Comm and Culture

Readings UG4 & G4

7

Language and Culture 

Readings UG5 & G5

8

Fall Break - No Class

9

Cultural Identity

Readings UG6 & G6

10

10/23-

EXAM 2

11

Intercultural Relationships & Inter-Gender Communication

Readings UG8 & G8

12

Dealing with Difference

Readings UG9 & G9

13

Intercultural Personhood  

Readings UG10 & G10

14

Culture Shock and Intercultural Travel

Readings UG11 & G11

15

11/27-

Role of Media in Intercultural Relations

Readings UG12 & G12

16

Role of Media in Intercultural Relations

Readings UG13 & G13

IMPORTANT NOTES: Other important dates can be found on the Academic Calendar and the Final Exam schedule on the NSU website. This includes dates for dropping the course and the final exam (Exam 3).  

* The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor or depending on the progress of the class.  Especially after discussion on the first few days of class, the topics may be changed and/or rearranged to better reflect student interests and needs.

         

** UG = undergraduate reading; G = graduate reading; graduate students are required to read both the UG and the G reading each week. See the Contents page for exactly what the UG and G readings are.  Some are online and some are from the textbooks.