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International and Intercultural Communication

International and Intercultural Communication 2013-2014


Now, more than ever, the world needs individuals who recognize the importance of complexities of communication across cultural and geographic borders. The MA in international and intercultural communication (IIC) prepares individuals to understand, describe and facilitate all modes of communication and media in a variety of local and global contexts.

Distinctive elements of this degree

  • It's offered through an interdisciplinary partnership between the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, two active and well respected units at the University of Denver
  • It provides flexibility for students to choose courses from both units and develop their own areas of concentration
  • It allows students to take advantage of electives in other departments, as well as internships, to develop expertise in their fields of interest

About the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies
The IIC program is administered by the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies, a pioneer in 21st century media and digital studies and production. This well-established department is comprised of 17 full-time faculty members with a wide range of scholarly and production expertise, including global media and culture, and communication. Students may also take course work in other units on campus that offer courses in communication.

About the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Recognized worldwide for its excellence in educating future global leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies assumes a leadership role in facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and people between the Rocky Mountain region and the world's economic centers.

Effective global communication requires that people understand both international and intercultural differences. Students pursuing the MA in IIC form a strong theoretical and applied foundation, while learning the nuances of the global environment. They extend this interdisciplinary base through courses in anthropology, foreign languages and literature, business, education and other areas. They are also able to apply theoretical and conceptual learning from the classroom in internships acquired locally, elsewhere in the United States or abroad.

Where can you go with this degree?
Our graduates pursue careers in a wide variety of areas, including:

  • Global and intercultural public affairs, public relations and marketing in business, government or nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations
  • Television, video, print and digital media production and journalism
  • Government diplomacy
  • College teaching and international education & university study abroad
  • Conflict resolution and cross-cultural human resources/organizational communication