Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2015



Course Number

DIPL 6115

Course Description

There is no time in history when the need for cross-cultural competence has been more critical. The ability to negotiate and manage conflicts across cultures is no longer an optional skill set in the world of international business and diplomacy. This course, built on cases, interactive exercises and theoretical frameworks, explores the theory and practice of cross-cultural communication and problem-solving. It is designed to help our students to meet the challenges of living in a world in which, the opportunity for cross­ cultural interactions is greater than ever and will only increase in the future. This course will use multiple methods in cross-cultural training, such as area simulation model and cultural self-awareness model, to develop students' cultural intelligence and international cultural competence.