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.

Description starting Summer 2018

Examines the relationship between culture and various aspects of the communication process. Students explore cultural identity, bias, and worldview. Students practice skills that contribute to intercultural competence in a variety of contexts.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define culture and explain its elements
  • Describe the characteristics of intercultural competency and apply to various intercultural situations
  • Define ethnocentrism and bias and explain their influence on perception of self and others
  • Identify and critically analyze one's own cultural identities and worldview in relation to intercultural interactions