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|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |COMM/315 Version 2 | | |Diversity Issues in Communication |

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to identify barriers to effective communication associated with racial, gender, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity in the workplace and in the community. Students will develop an understanding of why and how diversity issues influence effective communication. This course introduces techniques for improving written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in response to diversity concerns.


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Course Materials

Bucher, R. D. (2010). Diversity consciousness: Opening our minds to people, cultures, and opportunities (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Diversity Dimensions | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify what diversity is and the different visible and hidden dimensions. | | | | |Describe the various characteristics that encompass components of diversity, not just race or| | | | |gender. | | | | |Analyze the tendency to judge people based on superficial characteristics. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1 of Diversity Consciousness. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |July 22 |4 | |Learning Team Instructions |Resource: Learning Team Toolkit | | | | |Complete the Learning Team Charter in class. |July 22 |1 | |Individual |Resource: Myplace: The Place for Diversity multimedia |July 22 |10 | |Myplace: The Place for |Review the Myplace: The Place for Diversity...
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