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COMM 176: Intercultural Communication

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"Culture is communication and communication is culture."

Why study culture in a Communication class?

Edward Hall's statement above sums it up nicely -- Every time you communicate, you do so according to the rules and norms of your culture(s). Culture influences everything you see, do, feel, and think. As will be discussed in this class, culture is inescapable and will always be a part of who you are and the way you understand the world around you.

For specific information about this course, please read the syllabus.

How to use this website:


Orient yourself to the course by clicking the grey buttons at the top of this page and the text links on the left side of the screen. Read everything.


Log into Blackboard (Bb). All handouts, assignment descriptions, and printable documents are posted there. You will also submit assignments and complete exams in Bb.


At the beginning of each week, you should click on the button "To Do." There you will find a detailed list of all work to be completed and deadlines. To get started now, click "Week 1" once on the To Do page.


To contact the instructor, please click the grey "Contact" button at the top of this page.

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