This course is an introduction to the principles and assumptions of effective Communication and their relationship to culture to help the students develop an integration of culture, communication, the Bible for their interactions.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Examine principles of communication from different scenarios and case studies applying relevant cultural theories.
2. Discuss communication on the basis of a broader understanding of culture.
3. Evaluate the impact of communication and cultural patterns on various aspects of personal life: Economic, social, political, educational, psychological, historical and religious.
4. Analyze the bible in cultural communication terms.
5. Demonstrate the integration of culture, communication, and the Bible in one’s life and intercultural interactions.
The Bible as God’s communication in culture; the place of culture in God’s Plan; Christ culture; processes of entering new culture; culture and society; a model of culture; fundamentals of communication: communication and involvement; communication as a process; communication and meaning; misinterpretations in communication; communication heard or said; The process of communication; selected communication models: communication context and Feedback; intercultural communication; goals and shaping messages; the messenger and the messaging; sending and receiving messages; culture and personality.