Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL210 - Intercultural Communication


This course is designed for students in any program and is an introduction to the theories and practices of communicating across different cultures. It expands the understanding of culture to include national heritage, race, gender, religion, class, and sexual orientation and explores not only cultures across the globe but also the interaction of values, beliefs, traditions, identities, and contributions of cultural groups in the United States. These concepts will be applied to personal, social, and institutional settings. Students will explore their own cultural formation with the explicit goal of mastering ethical, mindful, and self-reflexive intercultural practices. The course will rely on diverse readings, examples from popular culture and media, writing assignments, class discussions, and research activities. . ENGL 210 fulfills the SUNY General Education Basic Communication requirement for oral skills and can be used as a Liberal Arts, Humanities, or Unrestricted Elective in any program. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.