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Speech Communication Arts - Intercultural / Interpersonal Communication Program

Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
- Paul J. Meyer, Founder of the Leadership Management Institute

What is Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication?

Spoken communication is not a one-way street.  It is an interactive process that requires care and precision to ensure that messages are intentional, not sabotaged by facial expressions or tone, and appropriate in both content and context.   In today’s global environment, effective interpersonal communication also requires an understanding of how an individual’s cultural background can influence what is said and what is heard.  Intercultural/interpersonal communication isn’t just successfully conveying information, it is about building sustainable relationships, and a mastery of it is beneficial, if not essential, in most any career.           

Speech Communication Arts - Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program at Macomb

In Macomb’s Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program, you will learn effective oral communication skills, techniques for leading group discussions, video production basics and how to build relationships within a company or a community.  You will explore the theories and practices related to the different forms of mass media, the role body language plays in interpersonal communication and how to relate to different audiences using surveys, media, written communications and event management. You will gain sensitivity to cultural differences and will improve your effectiveness in both speaking and listening.

Speech Communication Arts - Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Courses at Macomb

In the Speech Communication Arts – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Speech Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication Relationships
  • Mass Media Communication in a Global Culture
  • International Business
  • Group Discussion & Leadership
  • Voice & Speech Improvement Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Broadcast Video
  • Persuasion
  • Public Relations Communications
  • Argumentation Debate
  • Speech Communication Capstone
  • Change, Conflict & Crisis Communication

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Speech Communication Arts – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Speech Communications – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication you will be qualified for positions that include public relations specialist. 

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree  

The credits earned in Macomb’s Speech Communication Arts – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Speech Communication Arts – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program?

For more information on the Speech Communication Arts – Intercultural/Interpersonal Communication Program Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2282, AandS.center@macomb.edu or at South Campus: 596.445.7354, AandS.south@macomb.edu.

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