The Intercultural Communication Course: A Response to the Carter Commission's Call for Increased Citizen Education in International Affairs


  • Steven J. Sacco

    1. Michigan Technological University
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      Steven J. Sacco (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.


ABSTRACT  This article describes a course designed to increase the intercultural communication skills of American postsecondary students. Activities include readings and movies illustrating cross-cultural conflicts; application of the Gudykunst and Kim model to a crosscultural case study; panel discussions; and a cultural simulation. Suggestions are provided for adopting the course or parts of it in the foreign language or general education curriculum.