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LN5510: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Master of Science Professional Communication (Studied) or MSc Translation Studies (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


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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