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CEA Partner Institution: CEA Florence Center
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Communication
Other Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: COM340
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Additional Fee: $30.00
Additional Fee Description:This course requires payment of an additional fee to cover active learning components that are above and beyond typical course costs, such as site visits, entrance fees and other expenses.
With the rise of global mobility and communication, encountering people from a variety of cultures and the need for effective communication are commonplace. This course explores the interaction between culture and communication and introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to attain global competence. In addition, this course introduces the construct of global competence; creates the opportunity to analyze and evaluate how our own cultural identity influences communication with others; engages interaction with the host culture; and prepares students with knowledge and skills to be effective and ethical intercultural communicators. This class will include lectures, class discussions, simulations, interactive examples, case studies, media presentations, cultural encounters, and field experiences.