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.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZane Goebel

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.


Incompatible subjects LIN3CCC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZane Goebel

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Major essay (2000 words)50
Reading assignment (800 words)20
Reflective assignment (1200 words)30