Interaction between people from diverse cultural backgrounds has never been greater than in today’s interconnected and globalised world. There is high demand for skilled individuals who can interact effectively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and perform successfully in the competitive, global marketplace. GLBL101 prepares students form the pressing need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for intercultural communicative competence and responsible, global citizenship.
The paper introduces students to foundational concepts of intercultural communication. It provides a basic skills-building framework to enhance understanding of the complexities of language and intercultural communication in domestic and international settings. Students will explore intercultural understanding and skills in dialogue with others, and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be intercultural. During this process, students are prompted to learn more about themselves (e.g. their values, beliefs, communication styles, attitudes towards different accents) and to challenge their assumptions and preconceived notions about other worldviews.
This paper is of value for any student who seeks to develop the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations, be it at home or in the international setting.
Lecturer and Course Coordinator
Dr Antonie Alm
Jane Jackson, Language and Intercultural Communication, Routledge, 2014
|Online Quizzes (4x, weeks 2-5)||5%|
|Cultural profile (Cultural identity narrative)||15%|
|Intercultural case study||25%|
|Final examination (2 hours)||40%|
Understanding communication across cultures: communication styles, interpersonal relationships and intercultural competency.
Interaction between people from diverse cultural backgrounds has never been greater than in today's interconnected and globalised world. There is a high demand for skilled individuals who can interact effectively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and perform successfully in the competitive, global marketplace. GLBL 101 prepares students for the pressing need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for intercultural communicative competence and responsible, global citizenship.
|Paper title||Introduction to Intercultural Communication|
|Subject||Language and Culture|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students of all disciplines who seek to develop the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations, be it at home or in international settings.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Antonie Alm
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers the following key themes:
- Culture and the primary socialisation process
- Language, communication, culture and power in context
- Language and nonverbal intercultural communication
- Language and identity in intercultural communication
- Ethnocentricism and othering: barriers to intercultural communication
- Intercultural transitions: from language and culture shock to adaptation
- Intercultural interpersonal relationships
- Managing language and intercultural conflict
- Language and intercultural communication in the global workplace
- Global citizenship and intercultural communicative competence
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures and tutorials
- Jane Jackson, Language and Intercultural Communication, Routledge, 2014
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and principles of communication between people from different social and cultural backgrounds
- Generate insights into social, cultural and historical dimensions of cultural and subcultural groups around the world
- Reflect critically upon the influence of your own culture on how you view yourself and others
- Compare communication behaviour, verbal and nonverbal, of different cultural groups and interpret the behaviour through culture
- Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an effective and ethical communicator across multiple cultural contexts
- Demonstrate an ability to acquire, organise, analyse, evaluate and present information
- Course outline