Professor: Andrew D. Wolvin, Ph.D.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, and Edwin R. McDaniel, Communication Between Cultures. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2007.
Attendance: Because of the seminar format and project nature of the course, attendance at all class meetings is required.
Standards: Instructional standards in this course are high, appropriate to a 400-level course. Quality class participation and individual work is expected. Your work must incorporate an understanding of the theoretical foundations covered in class and in the texts.
Classroom Procedures: You are expected to be an active participant in the class sessions, exemplifying active listening behaviors throughout each meeting.
Projects: Your work in the course will include (1) readings in the text and the reader; (2) class activities, exercises and discussions; (3) a major case study paper profiling strategies for communicating in another culture; and (4) a midterm examination and a final. Details and dates for each project will be provided.
Academic Integrity: The University of Maryland has a nationally-recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity for all students. As a student, you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. All assignments submitted to your professor must be your own work. It is important that you be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information, please see: http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html
Unit I: Communication
Unit II: Culture
Unit III: Intercultural Communication Competency
Unit IV: Intercultural Communication Applications