Spring Semester 2008
University Department of Communication
COMM 328: Intercultural Communication
MWF 1:50-2:50 p.m.
336 Hollenbeck Hall
Dr. Stefne Lenzmeier
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- Welcome! Here you will find the
latest information about this course and activities in
- Be sure to refer to the
Paper Assignment description as you write
your paper and prepare your presentation The
schedule also is available.
- On Friday, April 18, we will follow
the convocation schedule in order to accommodate the
Honors Convocation. Our class will meet at 1:10 that
Study Guide for Exam 2 on Monday,
April 21 is now available.
- Plan to attend the Communication
Department's Senior Seminar Poster
Session on Thursday, April 17 from 2:00 - 4:00
the atrium of Hollenbeck Hall. Come see what your fellow
majors have been up to in COMM 403 over the course of
this semester and what awaits you in Senior Seminar!
General Course Information and
Contact the Professor
Syllabus for Spring 2008
APA Format for
Student Study Guide - Designed specifically for your course textbook,
this site provides a wealth of information and resources for students,
including chapter outlines, quizzes to check your understanding of
what you have read, and other helpful contents. You may be asked to
access particular content on this website (we'll call it the ISSG) in
preparation for a particular class activity or discussion.
Course Assignments and Resources
and Grading Criteria - Read this prior to planning
and Presentation Schedule - Go here to see your
scheduled date, reading and question
Study Guide for Exam 1 - on Friday, February 29
Study Guide for Exam 2
- on Monday, April 21
Response Paper 1
due on Friday, January 18
Paper 2 due on Friday, February 8
Paper 3 due on Monday, March 17
Paper 4 due on Monday, April 14
Paper Assignment: Paper and Presentations
Term Paper Presentations schedule
Intercultural communication - Links
story about China's "one child" policy and how it is affecting the
country's demographics (aired Monday, April 14, 2008).
interview with the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibet,
regarding the Chinese crackdown on protests, the rights of Tibetans, and
other related issues (aired Monday, April 14, 2008).
story about a move to rename a street in Washington, DC to reflect its
new immigrant identity, much to the dismay of the locals. For some other
perspectives on the issue, you can check out this
posting on the "American Renaissance" site. (Do they qualify as a hate
group? You decide.)
story: "Cowboy Cupid Helps Clients Find Mexican Brides" (aired 2/14/00).
See also the
story about the recent effects a comedy documentary, Cowboy del Amor,
has had on this matchmaking service (aired 3/23/06). You also can
view excerpts from the film via this page.
Expeditions series entitled "Geography of Heaven," focusing on how
beliefs about an afterlife shape the lives of the faithful; explores several
cultures with respect to religious beliefs and practices.
series about U.S. immigrants and how they're "giving back" to their
country of origin: Sending gift boxes to Filipinos back home; Building a
university in Ghana; Immigrant-run scholarships for Mexicans; An Afghan
woman returns to collect stories of her people. (Series aired 1/9-13/06)
story about a website
dedicated to the misuse of Chinese language characters in Western culture.
(Story aired 1/13/06)
- On the other end, this
website is designed to track misuse of English in Japanese culture.
about a virus outbreak in Angola and the cultural values and traditions that
need to be taken into account to combat misperceptions about the attempts
to control the outbreak. (Story aired on 4/13/05)
story on Tenzin Dengkhim, a Tibetan-American killed in combat
in Iraq. Provides details about Buddhist funeral rites, beliefs about reincarnation,
and other concepts related to our course readings. (Story aired on 4/6/05)
Hate group resources - Links
Other useful links
Wittenberg University Library
University Writing Center
University Department of Communication
National Communication Association