To work towards reconciliation in Canada, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made calls to action for “skills based training in intercultural competency.” As new communication technologies improve connectivity and the world becomes increasingly globalized, intercultural competency is critical for business communicators, both locally and globally. In this course, students will practice listening, speaking, and writing to communicate with understanding, empathy, and awareness in intercultural community and business contexts. Through reflection on individual worldviews and recognition of cultural difference, students will explore skills-based solutions for developing intercultural competency. As well, students will apply course concepts by collaborating through service learning to build relationships and gain intercultural communication experience.
Prerequisites: COMM 100