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LN5510: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:11


Course Overview

In this course a range of theories for exploring cultural norms and practices will be explored. Cultural Dimension Theory, Cross Cultural Pragmatics and Language socialization will be considered core areas of study. Other areas of relevance that will be covered and discussed include:  Social Identity Theory and Language, English as a Lingua France—the effects of Globalisation on language policy and communication, Intercultural Communication in Specific Professional Contexts, Intercultural Communication in Health Care—The case of migrant patients and native speaker Doctors/health care staff, Intercultural Communication in Business Meetings—overcoming cultural barriers and negotiating meaning.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Master of Science Professional Communication (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A range of theories for exploring cultural norms and practices will be explored. Cultural Dimension Theory, Cross Cultural Pragmatics and Language socialization will be considered core areas of study for this course. Other areas of relevance that will be covered and discussed include:

Social Identity Theory and Language

English as a Lingua France—the effects of Globalisation on language policy and communication

Intercultural Communication in Specific Professional Contexts:

Intercultural Communication in Health Care—The case of migrant patients and native speaker Doctors/health care staff

Intercultural Communication in Business Meetings—overcoming cultural barriers and negotiating meaning

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Science Professional Communication

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt:

Continuous assessment

1x 2,000 word essay 80%

1x Intercultural Communication project plus 15 minute presentation 20%

Resit: 3,000 word essay assignment

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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