College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Graduate Program > Communication and Media (MA) > Multicultural Communication Concentration

Multicultural Communication Concentration Requirements

​ The Multicultural Communication concentration focuses on the dynamics of communication across cultures. It explores not only what happens when people of two different cultures meet, but also what happens when people from a variety of cultures and ethnicities come together in one organization, community or country.

This concentration will be of interest to those who work with international and multiethnic corporations and to public service personnel serving individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultural traditions.

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Course Requirements

The Multicultural Communication concentration requires 5 courses (20 credit hours). 

Multicultural Communication Core Course

Students must take one core Multicultural Communication course (4 credit hours). 

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 501COMMUNICATION IN CULTURAL CONTEXTS4

Elective Courses

Students completing the Multicultural Communication concentration must take 4 Multicultural Communication electives (16 credit hours). These 4 courses apply toward the 9 total Communication and Media electives required for the Communication and Media degree. Topics courses can be taken multiple times for credit as long as the specific topic differs each time.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four Multicultural Communication electives of the following:16
CMNS 509
SPECIAL TOPICS IN MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 513
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 522
COMMUNICATING IDENTITY
CMNS 523
GENDERED COMMUNICATION
CMNS 524
NARRATIVES IN HEALTH CARE
CMNS 525
COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION
CMNS 527
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN ORGANIZATIONS
CMNS 528
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
CMNS 530
INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CMNS 542
MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE
CMNS 563
MULTICULTURAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
CMNS 585
THE POLITICS OF HIP HOP CULTURE
CMNS 586
COMMUNICATING HEALTH, RACE AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

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