As a global citizen, an understanding of cultural difference and ability to communicate effectively with diverse communities is critical for work in both local and international settings. Find out how power imbalances can impact interactions, discover practical tools to strengthen inclusivity, and develop the interpersonal communication skills required to develop constructive relationships in a diverse workplace.
Understand the impact of globalization on private and public sector employment, and the needs of the increasingly diverse workforce
Gain an awareness and understanding of your personal and social locations in society
Reflect on the influence of race and culture on personal and professional attitudes and behavior
Understand how cultural difference can impact intercultural communication
Develop cultural competencies to communicate effectively across diverse cultures
Implement the knowledge and skills developed in a professional context
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
All requests to withdraw from a course must be submitted in writing (email) to the Intercultural Studies and Practice Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full course refund will only be provided if you from the course prior to the course start date. A refund—less an administrative fee ($60) will be issued if you request to withdraw within six calendar days of the course start date. After six days, no refund will be available. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.