This course explores issues related to intercultural communication practices. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions related to health disparities. This course is designed to increase students understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and to develop students' ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic, and political experiences. Class Notes: Pre-req./Co-req. AHSC- H301 This is a 100% online class taught by IU South Bend. No on-campus class meetings are required. A distance education fee will apply; check your campus bursar website for more information. Textbook purchases may be made through your home campus bookstore. This class is offered as part of a collaborative academic program. Please consult with your advisor to ensure this class will count toward your degree requirements. This course has community-engaged assignments, which may include community-based research, projects or service. This class requires a Distance Education Course Fee. The current rate is $50 per credit hour. Rates are subject to change. Enrollment Requirements: Pre/Coreq for AHSC-H 330 is AHSC-H 301.