With economic globalization, the economic border between countries blurs. This has triggered frequent business mobility across the world and ever-increasing interactions among peoples of different cultures. This has also given rise to the need of learning how to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural setting. This course aims to familiarize students with the essential terms and basic theories in intercultural communication, and provides strategies to analyze the value system of different cultures, which is key to understanding the social and economical conditions in a given culture. Case study will be employed to illustrate failures in intercultural communication. It is hoped that by taking this course, students will raise their awareness of cultural differences, adopt flexibility in encountering different culture, and improve their skills in communicating in English with people from various cultures.