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Intercultural Communication Competency and Diversity Awareness for Professionals COMM 7100

Communication Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course is an introduction to the dynamic forces which enhance effective communication between persons from various cultural backgrounds, primarily in a professional setting. By helping students to develop a truly international perspective, COMM 7100 encourages intercultural communication competency, otherwise known as ICC. Due to rapid globalization, ICC is not an option, but a necessity.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 6 credits of COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college writing course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$511.92

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 7100 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 39988

Duration

Fri Sep 16 - Fri Dec 02 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 39988
  • $511.92
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 02 N/A N/A Online
Dec 02 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Laurie Izgerean

Course outline

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Cost

$511.92

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. *(A)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE DELIVERY: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week (although you do NOT have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(B)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Friday, December 2, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the components of culture (such as traditions, customs, rituals, narratives, celebrations, artistic traditions, symbols, language, beliefs, norms, and values).
  • Develop aids to intercultural competence, such as, cultural relativism, observation, and empathy along with KMS (knowledge, mindfulness, and skills).
  • Recognize perceptual barriers to intercultural competence (such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, racism, and discrimination).
  • Acknowledge and explore the importance of Indigenous histories, perspectives, and Reconciliation in de-colonizing cultural norms.
  • Recognize and articulate the distinctions between global communication styles.
  • Apply communication models, theories, and terms.
  • Apply knowledge of the dimensions of intercultural and interpersonal communication to assess a given culture and create a presentation for peers on best practices for business communication in this culture.
  • Explain the factors which encompass effective interpersonal communication within an intercultural and/or international setting – utilizing theories from Geert Hofstede and Edward Hall and others– and be able to relate these features to work-based situations.
  • Apply knowledge of the major features of a destination culture or society, with respect to issues of communication and business, in order to adapt communication styles to that destination culture.
  • Write a research paper which utilizes proper referencing and citations.
  • Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.

Effective as of Winter 2019

Related Programs

Intercultural Communication Competency and Diversity Awareness for Professionals (COMM 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Bachelor of Accounting Full-time/Part-time
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time
  3. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
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  4. Management Skills in Communication and Negotiation
    Statement of Completion Part-time

School of Health Sciences

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  2. Specialty Nursing (Critical Care - Standard Option)
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  3. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (High Acuity)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  6. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  7. Specialty Nursing (Nephrology)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  8. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Critical Care Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  9. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  10. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  11. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  12. Specialty Nursing (Perioperative)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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