Intercultural communications course offered at UBC Okanagan

An intensive course in intercultural communications will be offered for the first time at UBC Okanagan early in 2008.

Foundation and Skills in Intercultural Communication is a 70-hour course involving three days of in-class work, and seven weeks of online study. It combines UBC's Foundations of Intercultural Studies (CIS 501) and Skills in Intercultural Communication (CIS 502), and is a core component of UBC's Certificate in Intercultural Studies and the Certificate in International Development.

"We're very pleased to offer this course at UBC Okanagan, in partnership with UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication," says Tia-Maria Hoeller, Program Leader with Community and Continuing Studies at UBC Okanagan. "This course provides a practical introduction to intercultural communication as a field of study: its roots, key researchers and their work, and the application of theory to practice."

The course begins with a face-to-face workshop at UBC Okanagan from January 31 to February 2, and continues with online seminars through March 27, 2008. For information or to register for the course, contact Tia-Maria Hoeller, Community and Continuing Studies Program Leader, at 250.807.8177.

More information about the course and registration requirements is also available on the UBC Okanagan Community and Continuing Studies website at

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