The purpose of this minor is to give students cognitive, affective, and practical skills in intercultural interaction. Students learn the historical backgrounds of ethnocentrism, are taught how to recognize and cope with ethnocentrism in themselves, and how to communicate effectively with peoples of different cultures or cultural inheritances. In addition, the minor requires students to achieve an intermediate level of competency in a foreign language, as a further tool in intercultural communication and understanding.
Students interested in this minor should see the Intercultural Skills coordinator first, to choose the culture courses most appropriate to them and to determine their level of language competency.
No more than six units may be taken on a CR/NC basis; no more than nine units may be transferred from other campuses. No more than nine units may overlap with a student's major.
IS 300 Introduction to Cultural Awareness 3
One of the following courses in intercultural
communication skills 4
IR 305 International Negotiation (4)
SPCH 541 Intercultural Communication (4)
SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
One of the following courses in theoretical
frameworks for cross-cultural comparison
(or selected other courses on advise-
ANTH 310 Kinship and Social Structure
ANTH 550 Culture and Personality
ANTH 581 Anthropology and Folklore
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International
One course in one's own culture on advise-
One course in a culture other than one's own,
on advisement 3
IS 600 Culminating Seminar 3
Total 19-20NOTE:Courses in one's own culturefocus on an ethnic or national group with which the student identifies. Courses in another culturefocus on an ethnic or national group with which the student does not identify. The decision as to which courses fit into which category will be made by the student in consultation with the program coordinator.
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