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COMG 385

With globalization and multiculturalism, communication is key…

COMG 385: Culture and Communication

Summer 1 (online – 6/1-30/18)

Intercultural communication is becoming increasingly important due to the rise of globalization and increasingly multicultural environments. This course is designed to increase students╩╗ familiarity with current theory and research in the area of intercultural communication. We will discuss various topics relevant to intercultural communication including culture and identity, verbal/nonverbal communication, conflict and stereotypes/prejudices, and multiculturalism. Upon completing the course, you should be able to apply your knowledge of intercultural communication principles to actual contexts.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DS, WI

About the Instructor
Min-Sun Kim received her PhD from Michigan State University, her BA from Ewha Women╩╗s University in Korea, and her MA from the University of Maryland. She served as the Chair of the Intercultural and Development Communication Division of the International Communication Association and the President of the Korean American Communication Association. She is the author of Non-Western Perspectives on Human Communication: Implications for Theory and Practice (2002). Her research has focused on the role of cognition in conversational styles among people of different cultural orientations. She has written on requesting styles, re-requesting styles, communication motivation, conflict management, deception, health behaviors in various cultural contexts, and the influence of the self on many other communication behaviors. Her most recent work is in the area of cultural relativity of communication theories.

For inquiries about the course: email kmin@hawaii.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 20 – June 28, 2019
  • Summer 2
    July 1 – August 9, 2019
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 20 – August 9, 2019

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 12
    UHM Continuing
    March 13
    New or Visiting
    March 19

Questions? Contact Us

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Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221