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CMST 280 Intercultural Communication • 5 Cr.


Examines the effect of culture on the communication process. Students learn about the influence of culture on communication styles, language, and non-verbal communication. Students practice skills that contribute to intercultural competence.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain how environmental factors affect and make cultures different.
  • Explain how cultural variables influence intercultural competency in communication
  • Explain why appropriateness and effectiveness are critical in constructing messages in intercultural contexts.
  • Explain how individualism and collectivism affect the communication in intercultural communication contexts
  • Apply various models of cultural values to intercultural interactions.
  • Define ethnocentrism and social comparison. Demonstrate your competence in applying the concepts across cultures.
  • Identify and analyze one’s own cultural identity.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000