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Intercultural Communication

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Intercultural Communication

The study of intercultural communication helps break down barriers in cross-cultural interactions. As a Linfield intercultural communication major, you’ll participate in an interdisciplinary degree program with a core of communication Arts courses. Intercultural Communication students engage the theories and models for understanding the dynamics of human communication across a variety of cultural contexts, drawing upon first-hand experience gained in the classroom and abroad.

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As a intercultural communication major at Linfield

you might take:

Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives

Explore the human perceptions, values, and language systems that foster effective intercultural communication. (COMM 320)

Communication: Interaction and Advocacy

Understand the connections between communication and thought as you study how humans use symbols to convey information. (COMM 255)

Nonverbal Communication

Examine how people communicate using body movement, vocal cues, touch, and physical appearance. (COMM 335)

Studying intercultural communication at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Obtain knowledge of a broad range of theatrical disciplines and experiences, each of which is important to an understanding of the whole as demonstrated by 1) describing the key terms, concepts and theatre artists in each major area of the theatre discipline; 2) employing the basic skills required in selected major areas of the theatre discipline




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  • Comprehend the interrelationships among the theatrical disciplines by analyzing and solving problems in most practical areas of theatre production as demonstrated by 1) articulating the relationships among the various facets of the theatre discipline, developing and defending artistic concepts, and collaborating within the theatre production process; 2) analyzing and creating solutions to specific challenges in the theatrical process
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  • Achieve adequate preparation to accept post-graduate internships or entry-level positions in theatre, to enter graduate school, to adapt theatre knowledge and skills to other careers, and to adopt creative approaches to life-long learning as demonstrated by 1) presenting the appropriate skill sets to enter a specific theatre entry-level position or graduate program in theatre; 2) identifying theatre skills that can be applied in other areas of life or careers; 3) communicating clearly in written and spoken English and conducting basic research in the theatrical discipline




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  • Acquire the skills necessary to function as mindful, creative, and responsible individuals who appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of theatrical experiences and the role of theatre in society as demonstrated by 1) applying conceptual thinking to critically evaluate text, performance, and production; 2) explaining production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces; 3) articulating critical awareness of one’s position within a complex society.
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Jackson Miller
Jackson Miller
Department Chair and Professor
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