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G-LSUD4 ThApTIS 412 Intercultural Communication

G-LSUD4 ThApTIS 412 Intercultural Communication

Elective | Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

Description

This course aims at familiarising students with the multifaceted nature of intercultural communication (IC) both as a phenomenon and as a field. Topics to be explored include, but are not limited to:  inter/cross-cultural pragmatics, non-verbal communication across cultures, intercultural transitions (from culture shock to adaptation), barriers to intercultural communication (e.g., ethnocentricism, stereotyping, racism), intercultural conflict in the global workplace and marketing/advertising across cultures.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

  1. To analyse instances of intercultural communication in a variety of contexts and media by applying intercultural communication terminology and relevant theoretical insights
  2. To identify reasons for intercultural communicative breakdowns (e.g., stereotypes)
  3. To improve intercultural communication skills by effectively using verbal and non-verbal means of expression
  4. To recognise causes and symptoms of culture shock
  5. To develop strategies for dealing with intercultural conflict and mediating between different languages in the global workplace
  6. To understand how intercultural communication principles affect marketing and advertising across cultures.

Teaching (current academic year)

SemesterGroupDayFromToRoomInstructor
Spring Thursday18:30 21:00 Desilla Louiza