Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students reflect on how culture shapes language use and communication between individuals. Drawing on a range of ideas from the field of intercultural communication, students develop tools, knowledge and awareness to assist them in understanding and positively engaging with the linguistic and cultural diversity around them.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTake-home examination, weekly online exercises, workshop participation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsLIN1LCS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Introducing language and intercultural communication

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorJane Jackson





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply tools and concepts from intercultural communication to novel situations
02. Critically reflect on your own and others' cultures and how they influence interactions
03. Research and examine an intercultural communication issue in depth and present your findings in writing
04. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of ideas presented within the subject

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online exercises (600 words equivalent) Weekly

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO2, SILO4

Written Assignments (2000 words) Reflection Piece (800 words), Research Essay (1200 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Seminar Related Assignments (1400 words equivalent) Short Answer (600 words equivalent), Case Studies (800 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4