The primary focus will be on comparing Japanese and American communication styles and examining contemporary topics combined with cross cultural topics such as culture shock, facial expressions, cultural stereotypes, cross cultural relationships, cultural sensitivity and methods for teaching cross culture communication.
There will be weekly take home assignments that are either written or require some artwork. Final grade will be based on attendance, overall performance in class, take home assignments and final project.
A textbook is not required. All materials and handouts will be provided during class.
All topics come from various cross cultural books. articles and selected videos.
Selected students should comprehend at least 80% of the instructor
＊Introduction to Course and Interview ＊What Is Culture? Public and Private Self ＊Introduction to Cross Cultural Classroom ＊Introduction to Facial Expressions and Touching ＊Introduction to Culture Shock ＊Introduction to Intercultural Relationships ＊Introduction to Cultural Sensitivity ＊Images and Stereotypes of Japanese Women ＊Introduction to Methods of Teaching Cross Culture Communication ＊Introduction to Enneagram ＊Introduction to D.I.E. ＊Cross Cultural Games ＊Project Presentations
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