Intercultural Competence

January 9, 2023 - April 14, 2023
This course is offered in Asynchronous mode in the Winter 2023 term, and also as a Module from March 6-10, 2023, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mountain Time.
For credit: $488 per credit hour To Audit: $244 per credit hour; most seminary courses are 3 credit hours.

This course is designed to equip individuals to become more intentional about engaging in intercultural interactions. In the ongoing quest to value “others” and their “otherness,” worldview differences are explored and habits for assessing and reengineering long held values are examined. Approaches for adjusting to and working with individuals with different cultural perspectives are investigated. Since effective interaction with others requires the development of new skills, participants will explore basic elements related to effective intercultural communication both from a theoretical and practical perspective. Techniques for managing differences, resolving conflicts and applying problem solving in various contexts will be analyzed.