Intercultural Communications Concentration
The bachelor of liberal arts major with a concentration in intercultural communications is an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding human communication across cultures. Students will develop critical thinking skills and learn to express themselves in a variety of contexts. The program includes courses from a wide range of academic departments, such as communications, sociology and interdisciplinary studies. All required courses in the concentration are available online. The intercultural communications concentration helps students become competent, reflective communicators in personal, public, and business settings while providing the flexibility of an online learning environment.
The goals of this degree program are to give graduates the tools to:
- understand the dynamics of intercultural communication in inter-personal relationships, the workplace, within communities, and at the national and global levels
- gain the knowledge and skills needed to creatively solve problems, challenges and inequities which arise within intercultural relations
- present and advocate for arguments and ideas persuasively
- improve academic and professional writing skills
In this age of globalization, integration and international mobility, intercultural competence in a key factor in many career paths. Many businesses as well as profit and non-profit organizations recognize the importance and complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders.
This program is specifically designed to help transfer students with an associate's degree complete their bachelor's degree.
Guillermo Avila-Saavedra, PhD