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Immerses students in discussion of foundations and theoretical frameworks of intercultural communication competence, with an emphasis on applicability in professional and personal settings. Analyzes the recent scholarly work on intercultural communication competence and compares a variety of approaches to the conceptualization of this kind of study. The opportunity to develop research and/or instructional activities raises intercultural awareness, assists in the development of an intercultural mindset, and facilitates the development of intercultural competence. Prerequisites and/or corequisites: IICS 515, IICS 551