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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Intercultural Communication (COM-103)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss terms, concepts, and theories related to intercultural communication; describe the impact that religion, class, gender, race, education, and ethnicity have on communication and interpersonal interactions; examine the elements of intercultural communication competence; analyze potential barriers to intercultural communication; compare different cultural dimensions and values (i.e. power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, etc. of different populations and groups); and evaluate specific intercultural communication problems, illustrating the historical, cultural, economic, and political differences that have an impact on their solutions.


This course introduces students to cross-cultural communication processes.  Case studies accompany each chapter enabling students to apply theoretical concepts to “real life” scenarios. Instructional methods include a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, International Marketing, Journalism, Media Studies, or as an elective in Business (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).