Department of Communication Studies
CAS 3760 Diversity and Communication in the U.S.
This course examines the relationship between communication and cultural identity with emphasis on the application to four groups of color in the United States: African American, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American. The goal of the course is to broaden students’ perspectives on the power of communication to shape our lived experience and to expand students’ capacities to adapt ethically to a changing and diverse world. Students will explore verbal and non-verbal differences and similarities across cultures and critique the communicative construction of ethnocentrism, bias, prejudice, and discrimination (General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences II and Multicultural).