The B.A. in Intercultural Communication offers students an interdisciplinary degree program that is inclusive of rhetorical studies, performance studies, language and social interaction, sociolinguistics, ethnography, gender studies, public address, critical/cultural communication, and global/transnational studies. Students in this program engage theories and methods for understanding human communication across a variety of intercultural contexts, ranging from urban communication, popular culture, and consumerism to a broad intersection of identities (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nation, age, religion, ability).
The curriculum is both deep and broad, enabling students to gain practical expertise in their area of interest while gaining a working knowledge of related areas. The curriculum focuses on ethical practice and the convergence of traditional and new media, preparing students for professional practice in an evolving marketplace. Students learn to express themselves well in oral and written communications, to think critically about communication events all around them, to develop skills valuable in the workplace, and to communicate effectively and appropriately in a diverse world.