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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 16-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | COM-1030-VM01 - Intercultural Communication


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Montpelier
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, 11:45A - 02:30P
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-10-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 9 (as of 07-21-24 3:05 PM)
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Faculty

Victor Ehly
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Jennifer Gundy

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
CCV Communication
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course examines the role that culture plays in the human communication process. Students will examine the various dimensions of communication in a culturally diverse society, including those in interpersonal, small group, organizational and mass media. Students will explore both the theories of intercultural communication and the verbal and nonverbal applications associated with becoming a competent and effective communicator.


Essential Objectives

1. Describe the central role that culture plays in all forms of communication and the important theories that provide the framework for understanding this field.
2. Explore the many factors that influence communication patterns within and across cultures, including those of race, class, gender, religion, age, abilities and sexual orientation.
3. Identify and reflect on cultural values that influence an individual’s perception and communication.
4. Interpret the social construction of verbal and nonverbal language, culture, and symbols.
5. Demonstrate communication competence through the awareness of intercultural dynamics and the effective application of verbal and nonverbal skills.
6. Prepare a formal presentation that demonstrates proficiency using the CCV Oral Communication Rubric.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations, along with free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.

Fall 2024 textbook/book details will be available on 2024-05-20. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

COM-1030-VM01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

For Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Methods

1. Weekly lectures based on the week's readings

2. Weekly class discussions based on week's readings and videos shown in class

3. Individual online discussions of research proposal

4. Individual written responses to research paper

5. Individual and class feedback on class presentation

6. Individual responses to written final exam


Evaluation Criteria

This class uses a total point system of 1000 points.

300 points for perfect attendance and active class participation (20 points per class session)

50 points for research proposal

350 points for research paper

300 points for presentation to the class

Total: 1000 points


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Chapter One, "Defining Culture and Communication." This is an especially important chapter, since it covers all the basic concepts we will be considering in more detail throughout the semester.

  

1. Whether you have a paper copy of our textbook or a digital copy, read the introduction and browse through the text. This is the central learning source for the semester.

2. We will watch the video, "The Single Story."

  

1. We will read one chapter of our text each week, beginning with Chapter One, Week One.

2. We will view one or more videos each week for discussion.

 

2

Chapter Two, "Intercultural Education Competence"

  

1. Chapter Two of the textbook

2. Podcast, "Brave Little State," "How to Support Vermonters of Color"

3. Three videos

  

1. Read Chapter Two before class and come prepared to discuss it.

2. We will listen to the podcast and view the videos and discuss their relevance to the chapter.

 

3

Chapter Three, "How Culture Affects Perception"

  

1. Chapter Three

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Three via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss videos considering their significance for Chapter Three.

 

4

Chapter Four, "Nonverbal Communication"

  

1. Chapter Four

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Four via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view videos and discuss their significance for Chapter Four.

 

5

Chapter Five, "Language as a Barrier"

  

1. Chapter Five

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Fiive via lecture and discussion. .

2. We will view videos and discuss their relevance to Chapter Five.

3. RESEARCH PROPOSAL DUE AFTER CLASS

 

6

Chapter Six, "Dimensions of Nation-State Cultures"

  

1. Chapter Six

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Six via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view videos and discuss their significance for Chapter Six.

 

7

Chapter Seven, "Values and Identity: Dominant U.S. Cultural Patterns using Value Orientation Theory"

  

1. Chapter Seven

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Seven via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Seven.

 

8

Chapter Eight, "Religion and Identity"

  

1. Chapter Eight

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Eight via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Eight.

 

9

Chapter Nine, "Culture and Gender"

  

1. Chapter Nine

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Nine via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Nine.

 

10

Chapter Ten, "Migration and Acculturation"

  

1. Chapter Ten

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Ten via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Ten.

 

11

Chapter Eleven, "Communities: Cultures within Cultures"

  

1. Chapter Eleven

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Eleven via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Eleven.

 

12

Chapter Twelve, "Identity and Communities"

  

1. Chapter Twelve

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Eleven via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Eleven.

 

13

Chapter Thirteen, "The Impact of Cultures on other Cultures"

  

1. Chapter Thirteen

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Twelve via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Twelve.

 

14

Chapter Fourteen, "Future Challenges"

  

1. Chapter Fourteen

2. Videos shown in class

  

1. We will review Chapter Fourteen via a combination of lecture and discussion.

2. We will view and discuss the videos and their significance for Chapter Fourteen

 

15

FINAL EXAM

  

Thought questions covering the textbook and the videos shown in class

  

Bring lined paper, pencils, eraisers, and pencil sharpener. Ball point pens are acceptable but please print or write legibly. Answers I canno read will gain no points. There is no time limit on the exam. Stay for as long as you need.

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.