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1: Broadening Horizons

  • Page ID
    42961
  • Learning Objectives

    Successful interaction with this and associated course content will enable students to…

    • Recognize the need for IC competence in today's increasingly diverse communities
    • Develop balanced and informed views on the concepts of culture and communication
    • Perceive patterns in cultural traditions/values but be alert to over-simplifications
    • Recognize the ethnic issues in IC and the need for global citizenship
    • Understand the role of media in framing cultural values

    In this initial chapter we will be discussing some of the fundamental aspects of intercultural communication, including its importance in today’s world, its history as an academic discipline, and the typical approaches to its instruction. There will also be discussion of the role of media in intercultural communication as well as its relationship to ethics. This chapter, as do each in this text, concludes with a section related to technology; in this case, dealing with the importance of digital and information literacy for intercultural communicative competence.

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