Global Communication 

Communication 128 and Speech 131

There are two e-books for this course -- a text book and a workbook. There is one additional essay reading for each chapter. The PDF file for these additional articles is hyperlinked below under Supplemental Readings:

The Text:

Stefani, L.A. (2010). Global Communication: Interaction Within the Cultural Merge (5th Ed.).  Ready Or Not Press, NV. Available at

The Workbook:

Stefani, L.A. (2010). Cultural Encounters in Cyberspace: Virtual Travels and Activities Around the World (5th Ed.). Ready or Not Press, NV. Available at


(Note: All material in these works are copyrighted and may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Both are available online as e-texts and are not available in the college bookstores.

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Supplemental Readings:

The VSO has kindly provided us a copy of the Cultural Breakthrough Essays to use until the new website is constructed. Thanks, VSO! Note: Cultural Breakthrough Essays are the intellectual property of the VSO and further permission for use outside of this class is required.

Click here to read the essays: Cultural Breakthrough Essays  listed for each chapter below.

You need to download a PDF Reader in order to read these essays. You can download a Free PDF reader at:

Chapter One: Making Connections

Reading: Facing up to Change by Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Chapter Two: A Quadratic Theoretical Base

Reading: Cherishing Diversity by Bhikhu Parekh

Chapter Three: Alternative Perspectives: Values, History, Worldview, & Family

Reading: Daughter of China by Jung Chang

Chapter Four: Senders and Receivers

Reading: Joking Apart by Shazia Mirza

Chapter Fiver: Culture and Learning

Reading: Selective Sight by David Tomlinson

Chapter Six: Culture and Business

Reading: In Two Minds by Haleh Afshar

Chapter Seven: Culture and Health

Reading: Cultural Diversity in Healthcare by Geri-Ann Galanti (under Articles)

Chapter Eight: Becoming a Global Citizen

Reading: Sea Change by Liginiku Millinga and Paul Dever



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