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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject is aimed at developing students awareness of and skills in intercultural communication through an exploration of theories and research relating to language, culture and intercultural communication. Students will learn about the how language use shapes and is shaped by culture. Students will be asked to apply their newly acquired knowledge of concepts such as politeness, face, cultural schemas, Discourses and language/cultural ideologies to the analysis of actual real-world communication. Additionally, they will critically examine literature on intercultural communication and explore how this research comes to bear on a range of intercultural communication scenarios which they will realistically encounter in their personal or professional lives

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorJessica Birnie-Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate in written academic English, report and summarise debates and make cogent and considered arguments
02. Apply concepts and theories discussed in the subject to the analysis of linguistic data
03. Critically engage with linguistic research on intercultural communication
04. Evaluate and suggest methods for enhancing intercultural communication
05. Demonstrate understanding of a range of concepts presented in the subject and how they apply to real-world interaction and intercultural contexts
06. Engage meaningfully with the intercultural communication that students encounter on a daily basis

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