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Course SummaryCommunications 301: Diversity & Intercultural Communication has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging communications topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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12 chapters in Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Communications 301 Assignment: Cultural Identity & Communication|
The course objective is to teach students the fundamental elements of diversity and intercultural communication. Students will learn about the influence culture has on communication; nuances in nonverbal communication; ethnocentricity, prejudice and stereotypes; sexism & gender roles; and intercultural communication in professional settings.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the communication process and connect it to communicating with people from cultures other than your own
- Compare and contrast how cultural differences in worldview, social experiences, and history shape the communication process
- Distinguish between verbal and nonverbal communication patterns and behaviors
- Compare and contrast the role of history, politics, and religion in the development of stereotypes, prejudices, and biases
- Analyze and dissect the elements of intercultural communication including language, gender roles, ethnocentrism, privilege, racism, stereotypes, and nonverbal communication
- Assess the influence of culture on communication in the workplace, in schools, and in healthcare settings
- Evaluate ways to improve intercultural communication in the workplace, in schools, and in healthcare settings
- Critique the influence of your own worldview, beliefs, culture, and biases on communicating with people of other cultures.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Communications 301: Diversity & Intercultural Communication consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Communications 301: Diversity & Intercultural Communication by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Communications 301: Diversity & Intercultural Communication final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Communication as a Process||Define several types of communication; differentiate among the elements of the communication process; describe the four main contexts in which communication occurs.|
|Understanding Culture||Identify the four main elements in every culture; distinguish between material and non-material cultures; define the concept of intercultural communication; compare enculturation and acculturation; differentiate between high context and low context cultures; identify the agents of cultural socialization.|
|The Influence of Culture on Communication||Compare communication styles between several types of cultures; identify influences on communication styles between families and friends; compare communication styles between men and women; describe cultural differences in responding to conflict.|
|Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication||Evaluate differences in gestures and nonverbal cues between cultures; identify examples of nonverbal taboos; describe the importance of space in nonverbal communication; explain how emotions differ across cultures; discuss how gender and culture influence helping behaviors.|
|The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications||Analyze the impact that cultural conflicts have on communication; develop strategies for overcoming barriers to post-conflict communications.|
|Ethnocentricity, Prejudice & Stereotypes||Define the concept of ethnocentricity; differentiate between prejudice and stereotyping; recognize the causes of prejudice; identify the primary theories of prejudicial behavior.|
|Sexism, Gender Roles & Communication||Define gender inequality; differentiate between types of sexism; explain the role of the media in perpetuating gender roles.|
|Intercultural Communication in the Workplace||Recognize cultural barriers to communicating in the workplace; describe the effect of perception on communication; compare communication styles between masculine and feminine cultures; describe differences in time-keeping between cultures; identify the characteristics of a diverse workforce.|
|Culture & Communication at School||Identify cultural barriers to communication in schools; describe the effect of culture shock on education; differentiate between types of testing bias; describe ways that educators can go about reducing bias in the classroom.|
|Culture & Communication in Healthcare||Recognize cultural barriers that get in the way of mental health treatment; describe the effect of culture on medicine use; describe the cultural causes of health disparities.|
|Developing Competence in Intercultural Communication||Differentiate between cultural sensitivity, cultural humility and cultural relativity; define impression formation and identify methods for improving the accuracy of impressions; describe inclusive and non-discriminatory language; define the concept of cultural intelligence.|
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|Completed all lessons in Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
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