Intercultural Communication and Pedagogy | Communication Studies | SIU

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Intercultural Communication and Pedagogy

Our courses in intercultural communication and pedagogy take critical, interpretive, postmodern and performative approaches to culture, communication, pedagogy and difference across multiple contexts in an increasingly interconnected yet uneven world. Courses in intercultural communication focus on issues related to identity, intersectionality (e.g., race, ethnicity, nationality,  gender, sexuality, ability, class, etc.), power differentials, language, discourse and the politics of representation, postcoloniality and globalization as these relate to the study of culture and communication. Courses focusing on pedagogy examine the multiple intersections of instruction and communication in a variety of educational contexts, and emphasize critical-cultural, performative and constitutive theoretical and methodological perspectives on teaching and learning.

Recent Courses Offered

  • Advanced Intercultural Communication
  • Paradigmatic Approaches to Intercultural Communication
  • Intercultural Training
  • Identity, Culture, Communication
  • Postcolonial Globality and Intercultural Communication
  • Critical Race Theory and Communication Studies
  • Black Feminist Thought as Theory and Praxis
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Irish Culture & Communication
  • Communicating Race and Ethnicity
  • Language, Culture, Communication
  • Topics in Communication Pedagogy
  • Critical Communication Pedagogy
  • Teaching as Performance
  • Communication Pedagogy and Culture
  • Educational Poetics
  • Teaching Communication Studies at the University Level
  • Ethnography of Communication
  • Ethnographic Fieldwork
  • Interpretive/Critical Methods