CMST 280 Intercultural Communication • 5 Cr.


Examines the relationship between culture and various aspects of the communication process. Students explore cultural identity, bias, and worldview. Students practice skills that contribute to intercultural competence in a variety of contexts.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define culture and explain its elements 
  • Describe the characteristics of intercultural competency and apply to various intercultural situations 
  • Define ethnocentrism and bias and explain their influence on perception of self and others 
  • Identify and critically analyze one's own cultural identities and worldview in relation to intercultural interactions