Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for CMST 2270 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan - May)



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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

CMST 2210 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
(Goals 7 and 8) This course explores intercultural communication within the individual, interpersonal, organizational and societal context. Topics covered include: cultural identity, verbal and non-verbal behavior, perception, dominant versus non-dominant cultural values and beliefs, present and historical cultural contexts and other factors that facilitate or inhibit effective intercultural communication.
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Bemidji State University

SOWK 2110 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits

Designed to enable students to develop awareness, knowledge and skills for sensitive and effective intercultural communication on the international scene as well as with core-cultures in America. The course is particularly useful for students who are preparing to work with cultures other than their own, including: the human services field, business, marketing, languages, pre-professional programs and others. Liberal Education Goal Areas 7 & 8.
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Central Lakes College

COMM 2420 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Communication (01)
This course is designed to study communication among individuals of different cultural backgrounds, including the study of similarities and differences across cultures. Intercultural Communication is designed to help students learn about their own cultural identities, recognize cultural differences, identify barriers, adjust their communication, and build successful relationships to help them better succeed in their professional and personal lives. We'll look inclusively at culture, exploring both international and domestic variables. Topics will include communication and intercultural communication theory, barriers to communication such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, cultural variables affecting communication such as language, nonverbal behaviors, perception, rules, values and worldview. MnTC Goals 1 and 7
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Century College

COMM 1051 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Global Perspective (08)
Communication (01)
Study cultural differences and how they affect communication and cause misunderstanding. Are people really different from one another or are they basically alike? Topics include the role of culture in human behavior; references to a wide range of specific cultural groups; cultural aspects of domestic and international business; issues in refugee/immigrant resettlement and adaptation; and intercultural relationships. Materials/activities include reading, films, class discussions, group events, personal interviews. Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950 and RDNG 0950 or above OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051 and ESOL 0052 and ESOL 1033 OR completion of ESOL 0041 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043 with a grade of C or higher. Recommendation: Eligible for college-level Reading and English.
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Inver Hills Community College

COMM 2240 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Hist/Soc/Behav Sci (05)
Global Perspective (08)
Explores factors that influence communication between individuals of different cultures. In our global society we are increasingly called upon to communicate in a variety of intercultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural orientation and communication behaviors. Identifying their own cultural biases and assumptions will help students increase their awareness and tolerance of individual and group differences. Students will learn to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interpersonal contacts and identify skills for interacting with people from culture groups other than their own. Students may not earn credit for both COMM 1114 and COMM 2240.
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College

CMST 2012 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Global Perspective (08)
Communication (01)
This course examines the interconnections between communication and culture and identifies ways to develop effective communication strategies in multicultural contexts. You will assess the impact of culture on people's worldviews, perceptions, and behaviors, and learn how to identify difficulties and eliminate barriers when communicating across cultures. You will read about, discuss, and explore the impact of culture on communication processes, and learn strategies for effective communication across cultures.
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College

COMM 2230 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Meets MnTC Goal Area 7. This course explores the nature of communication within and between cultures and co-cultures. This class will challenge students to think about their own cultural assumptions and explore ways in which these assumptions differ from those held by people in other cultures. Students will review theories of communication and culture and will examine how culture is evident in languages, behaviors, rituals, norms, and worldviews. Students will observe and describe their own cultural background and will learn to respectfully communicate with members of other cultures.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead

COMM 285 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Examines selected major theories of intercultural communication and applies them in analyzing, understanding and comparing the communication practices of different cultures and sub-cultures. Focuses upon how culture and society affect the specific rhetorical communication tactics and processes as well as non-verbal communication practices. MnTC Goal 7.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato

CMST 203 - Intercultural Communication - 4 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
The course explores communication with people from other cultures, why misunderstandings occur and how to build clearer and more productive cross-cultural relationships.
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Normandale Community College

COMM 1131 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
The primary purposes of this course are to raise awareness of cultural values, beliefs, norms, and biases and address how culture affects communication choices on the interpersonal, group, cross-cultural and global levels. Issues of nationality, race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, etc., will be addressed.
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North Hennepin Community College

COMM 1310 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
The influence of culture is an especially important and sensitive issue facing us today. A person's culture strongly influences his/her identity, beliefs, expectations, and communication style. This course explores communication across culture as defined by nationality, gender, and ethnicity while concentrating on effective use of communication in all of these areas.
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Pine Technical and Community College

SPCH 1250 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Communication (01)
This course investigates the theories and processes of intercultural communication through both cognitive and experiential learning. course topics include the elements of culture, variations in cultural dimensions that affect communication across cultures, prevailing cultural belief and value systems, and an examination of human diversity both internationally and within American culture.
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Riverland Community College

SPCH 1310 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Communication (01)
This course examines the interconnections between communication and culture and the need for intercultural communication competency in our global and ever-changing world. Students will assess the impact of cultural perceptions and bias, and how they affect communication behaviors in real contexts. Students read, observe, discuss, listen, and present about how culture impacts communication processes and shapes cultural identity and communication. There will be an emphasis on learning communication skills to better enable students to communicate with people from other cultures. MnTC (Goals 1/Cand7/HD); (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

COMM 2100 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Global Perspective (08)
Communication (01)
This course develops the intercultural communication skills necessary for students living and working with individuals of different cultures. Students will gain intercultural self-awareness and improve communication competency. Students will examine social, economic, and political viewpoints from a cross-cultural perspective. Topics may include: defining culture, differences and similarities in using verbal and nonverbal symbols among different cultures, barriers to effective intercultural communication, interactive listening, working in intercultural groups, adapting messages for culturally diverse groups, and strategies for bridging cultural divides in personal and professional settings. (Prerequisites: College level reading and writing skills: appropriate score on the RCTC placement test or completion of appropriate developmental courses with grades of C or better).
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Saint Paul College

COMM 1730 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Global Perspective (08)
Communication (01)
This course will study the influence of cultural differences on communication from both the sender and receiver of information. The course views the human communication process as it is influenced by nationality, ethnicity, linguistic development, and gender. The course will explore the ways in which culture can shape the view of "reality" held by its members and influence communication patterns and cross-cultural relationships. Specifically the United States cultural orientations will be compared to those in other regions of the world. (MnTC: Goals 1 & 8) 3C/3/0/0
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South Central College

COMM 130 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Human Diversity (07)
Global Perspective (08)
The focus of intercultural communication is to develop and improve the knowledge needed to understand culture, communication, how culture influences communication, and the process of communication between people from different cultures or co-cultures. The course also focuses on practicing the skills needed for effective intercultural interactions. (Prerequisites: Must have a Next-Generation Accuplacer Reading score of 250 or higher, or Classic Accuplacer Reading score of 78 or higher, or completion of either READ 0090 or EAP 0090 with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, or ACT Reading score of 21 or higher or MCA Reading score of 1047 or higher.) (MNTC Goal Areas 7, 8: Human Diversity, Global Perspectives)
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Winona State University

CMST 281 - Intercultural Communication - 3 credits
Global Perspective (08)
Identify and apply intercultural communication theories to intercultural situations and to communication between co-cultures in and outside of the U.S. This course prepares students to communicate with people from other cultures in interpersonal, group, and organizational settings. Offered each semester. Meets GOAL 8.
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