Intercultural Communication is a study of the power structures, ideology, and shifting environmental factors underlying the way culture is communicated, which is defined in its broadest sense as: the arts, entertainment, sports, and tourism. This course is designed to provide theoretical context for the innovative and strategic work of today’s cultural entrepreneurs, and topics include gatekeepers, tastemakers, the canon, the dichotomies of high and low art, and outsiders in cultural production. The course will approach many different disciplines in the arts and creative industries and consider how they interact and communicate with other sectors, including politics, religion, tourism, narcotics, and sexuality. We look at how cultures communicate with each other, and we look at how outsiders, whether racial, ethnic, religious, or sexual minorities, and how that plays a crucial part in cultural production. The role of commercial and distribution structures will be examined to understand how cultural products are communicated to cultural consumers.