Communicating in Culturally Diverse Contexts
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify and examine several approaches to studying cross-cultural communication;
- effectively communicate how cultural assumptions and expectations shape communicative style;
- apply linguistic methods and concepts, at an introductory level, to analysing cross-cultural interactions;
- analyse some frequent causes of cross-cultural communication problems;
- effectively communicate how people acquire communicative style through language socialisation; and
- use autonomy and judgement in the explanation of strategies for communicating more effectively across cultures.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - • Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is about communication between people of differing cultural backgrounds in different social and professional contexts. It covers principles of cross-cultural communication, how problems can arise, and what can be done to overcome them. The approach is linguistically-oriented but assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. Students learn how to apply linguistic methods to understand and improve cross-cultural communication. You do not need to know any other language to do this subject. The subject is supported by a variety of online tools including online assessment.
Online Assignment Note: 350 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 2 Online Worksheet 1: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-4 Online Worksheet 2: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 2-5 Final Examination: 2hrs 15mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-6
- Online Assignment Note (5%)
- Online Worksheet 1 (25%)
- Online Worksheet 2 (30%)
- Final Examination (40%)