GS 110 : Cross-Cultural Communication

This course is designed to facilitate cross-cultural communication between domestic and international students. Students with different language and cultural backgrounds will meet in small groups or pairs on a weekly basis to discuss topics of interest and to enhance intercultural, interpersonal, intrapersonal understanding. In doing so, students will act as conversation and cultural mentors to each other. (E)


for international students: I ELS 081 or 082 or 083 or permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes

  1. Learn about other cultures by meeting on a regular basis with partners with different cultural and linguistic background from their own.
  2. Learn first-hand how to better communicate with people with different styles of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  3. Gain a more objective understanding of one's own cultural background and how it shapes individual values and beliefs.
  4. Actively reflect on how this experience informs cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal development.