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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Interdisciplinary Studies

IDS 209 Cross-Cultural Communication (.5)

This class is designed to teach students cognitive and behavioral skills needed to communicate with others from a significantly different cultural background. Emphasis is focused on Asian cultures, however, the class is appropriate for students in any major who are interested in cross-cultural communication and for those who are going or returning from abroad. The course material is adapted from Ivey and Ivey's multi-cultural counseling theory as well as intercultural theory. Emphasis will be on teaching the basic listening sequence in a multi-cultural context. Mastery of these skills will expand the repertoire of communication skills available to the individual, so that the individual is able to communicate with others from a significantly different background.

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Loers/Bragg