Intercultural Communication for the Professional World (Cognate)

Intercultural Communication for the Professional World (Cognate)

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This cognate is designed to provide students with the means to develop a global perspective, intermediate communication skills and an understanding of the dynamics of intercultural communication. Research has linked study abroad experience with students’ future employability, and “intercultural/global competence” in particular is a skill valued by employers in a wide range of fields. This cognate provides students a means to attain these valuable, marketable skills, as well as a means to demonstrate this to potential employers.

Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures with questions at (603) 862-3121.

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
210L Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-4005

Curriculum & Requirements

Professional Culture 1
Choose one of the following:4
LLC 535A
Professional Culture in European Union - - Case Study: Germany
LLC 535B
Professional Culture in Latin America - Case Study:Mexico and Brazil
LLC 535C
Professional Culture in Asia -- Case Study: China and Japan
Language Skills
Choose any modern language course numbered 503 or above (503, 631, 632) consistent with the region covered in the professional culture course above and the study abroad experience below4
Study Abroad Experience
Choose any program in country for 5 weeks or longer that involves coursework in the target or host language/language other than English 24
Total Credits12

Credit toward the cognate will only be given for courses passed with C- or better, and a 2.00 grade-point average must be maintained in courses for the cognate. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for the cognate.

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