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Kristen Starin

Speech/ Language Professional II

Communication Studies and Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-6865
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Kristen Starin

Speech/ Language Professional II

Communication Studies and Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-6865

Currently Teaching

NCOM-202
3 Credits
This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to the concepts of culture, communication, and communication across cultures by incorporating social, economic and political contexts and examining the differences among the world’s population. The students will learn about the relationship between culture and communication, increase their understanding of the communication relationship created by language, understand how that relationship differs when communicating across cultures, and examine how to reduce potential conflicts. Students will study a variety of cultures from around the globe including, but not limited to, African-American, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian Cultures, along with cultural differences related to religion, gender, the military, and Deaf culture. Communication within and across the cultures will be examined, along with differences between the deaf and hearing co-cultures.