This course introduces students to the complex field of intercultural communication by looking at the practical applications of theory and research from critical, cultural, and social scientific perspectives. The course explores challenges of intercultural interaction and relationships in a number of contexts. Topics include individual perceptions, communication and culture, the role of linguistic differences, dimensions of culture, stereotyping and prejudice, adaptation to new cultures, and culture shock. A combination of theory, application, and experience will be included. Successful completion of the course requires students to engage in at least 15 hours of contact with individuals who are from international cultures other than their own. Fulfills a General Education Cultural Experience (CE) requirement.