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Schedule

Date Reading/Assignment

(Tentative – may be subject to change based on availability of guest speakers)

8/21
Introduction to class
8/23
Introduction to class; Chapter 1 Culture and Communication
8/25
Chapter 1; service learning, blogs, Monopoly board

8/28
Video
8/30
Chapter 2 Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
9/1
Chapter 3 Intercultural Communication Competence
9/3 Blog linked to course

9/4
Labor Day
No Class
9/6
Chapter 3 Intercultural Communication Competence, Group Assignments
9/8
Chapter 4 A Communication Theory of Culture
9/10 Blog post 1 due

9/11
Chapter 4 A Communication Theory of Culture
9/13
Babakieuria Video
9/15
Chapter 5 Culture in Conversation
9/17 Blog post 2 due; Quiz 1

9/18
Chapter 5 Culture in Conversation
9/20
Article Presentation: Scott: Broadening the View of Black Language Use
9/22
Chapter 6 Self-Identity and Culture
9/24 Blog post 3 due

9/25
Chapter 6 Self-Identity and Culture
9/27
Video: Adonica Limon
9/29
Article Presentation: Jia: Chinese Perspective on Harmony
10/1 Blog post 4 due

10/2
Chapter 7 Ingroups and Outgroups
10/4
Chapter 7 Ingroups and Outgroups
10/6
Article Presentation: Eller: When the Direct Route is Blocked
10/8 Self-Assessment paper due

10/9
Chapter 8 Privilege and Culture
10/11
Chapter 8 Privilege and Culture
10/13
Guest speaker: David Ssejinja
10/15 Blog post 5 due

10/16
Article Presentation: Monaghan: Working Against the Grain: White Privilege in HR Development
10/18
Article Presentation: News articles
10/20
Chapter 8 Activities
10/17 Blog post 6 due

10/23
Chapter 10 Advocacy
Quiz 2
10/25
Article Presentation: Intercultural Empathy
10/27
NPR presentations
10/29 Blog post 7 due

10/30
NPR presentations
11/1
NPR presentations
11/3
Guest Speaker: LGBTQ panel
11/5 NPR assignment due on Blog

11/6
Chapter 9 Co-culture Group Membership
11/8
Chapter 9 Co-culture Group Membership
11/10
Article Presentation: Urban & Orbe: The Syndrome of the Boiled Frog
11/12 Blog post 8 due

11/13
Chapter 11 Media and Culture: The “Reality” of Media Effects
11/15
Chapter 11 Media and Culture: The “Reality” of Media Effects
11/17
Guest Speaker: Scott Lomu
11/19 Blog post 9 due

11/20-11/24
Thanksgiving Break
No Class

11/27
Article Presentation: Tyler Perry: The (Self-Appointed) Savior of Black Womanhood
11/29
Chapter 15 Challenges and Opportunities in Inter/Cultural Communication, Difficult Dialogues
12/1
Blog Presentations
12/3 Blog post 10 due; Quiz 3

12/4
Blog Presentations
12/6
Blog Presentations
Service Learning paper and hours documentation due, Monopoly board due

12/13
Blog Presentations
Final Exam Time