INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

LIN3CCC

2015

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-ordinatorZane Goebel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - 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 LIN2CCC

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 to independently present findings from small research projects to the class.

Activities:
Participation in tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Students will be able to conduct their own linguistics research projects, including obtaining their own data in an ethical manner, and will be able to identify which categories of Linguistics bear upon their research. Students will be able to interpret language data collected but not yet analysed by others.

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

03. Students will be able to engage with linguistic problems from a descriptive rather than prescriptive stance and to relate this acceptance of linguistic diversity to diversity in other areas of life.

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

04. Students will be able to evaluate contrasting theories / analyses against specific sets of data.

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

05. Students will be able to recognise specific problem types and organise original data in order to reach solutions relevant to particular sub-disciplines.

Activities:
Practical assignment, major essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. Students will be able to see the relevance of the discipline of linguistics as a whole to their life situation, to the wider society and in relation to other areas of thought.

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

07. Students will be able to share knowledge they have gathered on their own, and participate as a community in linguistic research.

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

08. Students will become more coherent and precise in their verbal and written engagement with linguistic concepts, theories and problems.

Activities:
Major essay, all three assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major essay (2000 words)50 02, 04, 05, 08
Reading assignment (800 words)20 02, 08
Reflective assignment (1200 words)30 03, 06, 08