INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

LIN2CCC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we aim to develop students' skills in communicating with those from other cultural backgrounds. In order to understand the dynamics of intercultural communication we make use of real examples of intercultural discourse and analyse them using methodologies from ethnography of communication, conversation analysis and interactional sociolinguistics. The cultural values associated with particular aspects of communication such as non-verbal communication, discourse organisation, politeness, greetings, requests and attitudes to emotion are also discussed.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at any level from Linguistics, or must have passed 15 credit points of any Faculty and Humanities and Social Sciences subject. All other students require Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3CCC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntercultural Communication: A Discourse ApproachRecommendedScollon, R., Wong Scollon, S., Jones, R., 20123RD ED. WILEY-BLACKWELL, OXFORD

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are able, independently or in small groups, to present their own views and the views of others in tutorial presentations.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Students will articulate connections between their study of linguistics and issues of personal or social concern.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials, reflective assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Students will be able to relate a data set and their analysis to relevant theories of Linguistics. Students will further develop their ability to present and analyse data in written form. They will become more sophisticated in articulating and defending their analyses.

Activities:
Essay plan and major essay, all three assignments, essay plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Students will be able to search for and locate information beyond the specific suggestions embodied in subject guides. Students will be familiar with library resources in the field of linguistic study. Students will be able to show independent thinking in their essay materials.

Activities:
Reading assignment, major essay, essay plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Students will become more adept at engaging with and describing this linguistic diversity.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials, reflective assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. Students will expand the domains of linguistics across which they are able to deploy analytical and problem solving techniques.

Activities:
Practical assignment, major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Students will work co-operatively on various tasks, and discuss linguistic analyses of particular datasets.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

08. Under guidance, students will be able to solve problems of increasing complexity across a wider range of sub-disciplines of linguistics.

Activities:
Practical assignment, major essay, essay plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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