Intercultural Competence and Communication
3 Credit Hours
As society becomes more diverse due to the growing movements of peoples across national and other boundaries, social workers and others in the caring professions must possess skills to communicate and advocate across cultural and ethnic differences. As many recent controversies illustrate, what may be acceptable communications within a particular group setting may be offensive or even illegal when expanded to a wider group. This course introduces students to differences in communications expectations and techniques suitable to particular contexts.