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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

SIS-633
Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Introduction to a specific technique or approach currently used in the international communication/cross-cultural communication field, focusing on intercultural training, multicultural negotiation, intercultural leadership, or another similar area. Usually offered every term. May be taken pass/fail only.

SIS-633
006
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Designing Intercultural Training Programs

This hands-on course focuses on the design of intercultural programs to enhance and develop intercultural understanding, communication, and competence. Students develop and critique training program materials and curricula for practical application in such settings as schools, business, government, non-profits, and in international contexts. Emphasis is placed on programs for multicultural as well as substantially mono-cultural contexts. In addition to interpersonal and intercultural skills, and the development of training materials, the course briefly touches on evaluation as integral components of effective program design.

SIS-633
002
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Creative Arts and Intercultural Conflict Resolution

In today's organizations, a range of creative, holistic approaches are needed to prevent, understand, and transform conflict. Holistic approaches meet difference with dialogue, integrating intuition with analysis to inform collaborative processes. In this intensive course, students learn ways to work across cultural and worldview differences by drawing on a range of creative tools such as using art, the power of storytelling, and improve techniques and approaches. The course also explores the unique combination of skills necessary for effective intercultural training, and guest facilitators provide training on various techniques. Meets with SIS-033 902.

SIS-633
003
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Intercultural Leadership Competence

This is an intensive course for individuals engaged in or aspiring to a leadership role in a global, cross-cultural setting. The course addresses important cross-cultural aspects of global leadership and related subjects such as diversity management, teamwork, decision making, and negotiations. Drawing from real-life international work situations and challenges, students are exposed to case studies and small-group activities designed to articulate and reconcile cross-cultural business/organizational dilemmas. Meets with SIS-033 903.

SIS-633
004
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Crisis Public Diplomacy

In times of international crisis, public diplomats often serve as first responders bearing two vital responsibilities: to reactively inform concerned publics of facts on the ground and to proactively shape public perceptions so that events may be seen in a certain light. This course introduces students to the high-stakes environment of managing crises under the intense scrutiny of international audiences. Under the guidance of experienced facilitators using simulations based on real events, it develops appreciation for the advantages and challenges of dealing with a multiplicity of actors with access to information in real time, and the increased frequency of private-public collaborations in crisis management. Meets with SIS-033 904.

SIS-633
N02
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics in International Communication (1-3)

Cultures of International Development

The objective of this course is to humanize the problem of development by exploring the myriad ways in which cultural factors can be understood in international development. After exploring contending views of culture, it emphasizes the micro anthropological view and shows how it may be used toward a better understanding of development obstacles and project implementation. Several role play exercises are held in class. Meets with SIS-033 N92.