Intercultural Communication (PMP)
This course will advance understanding of key concepts and theories applicable to intercultural interactions and relations in public and private institutions. We will examine culture, multiculturalism, diversity, stereotyping and prejudice, ethnicity, cultural citizenship and other related concepts. Readings will extend and illustrate these concepts with case studies of interactions in institutional, interpersonal and mediated settings. Lectures and discussions will focus on issues that are currently debated in public spaces and institutions, and shape public policy and opinion while sometimes sparking intense disagreement or controversy. We will explore these from different angles to understand how they impact the society and public and private institutions and how to enhance engagement across differences. Students will be challenged to think outside of the dominant norms and debate in the spirit of critical exploration.