• Intercultural Communication
    • School of Media & Design
    • Credit. 3
    • JC027
    • Enroll
    • WILL BEGIN
    • Fall , 2015
    • 1270
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • At no time in history has it been more important to understand how elements of culture influence the way we communicate and relate to others. Culture can be broadly defined as a system of taken-for-granted assumptions about the world that influences how we think, feel, and act. The overall goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the ways culture can affect how people communicate. We will introduce major theories and concepts of intercultural communication, look at many of the different processes that make up cultural differences, and examine how these theories and concepts apply to the practical matter of communicating with “strangers” around us. Intercultural communication is especially important for students who come from different cultures to China, and this course will help Chinese and foreign students understand difference between cultures and how culture matters.
    • Course Syllabus:
    • After completing the course, students should:
      1. Understand different context in intercultural communication
      2. Get intercultural communication skills in different social context
      3. Apply different theories to analyze intercultural behaviors
      4. Understand the differences between cultures
      5. Handle complex situations in cross-cultural social behaviors
      6. Use examples from personal life to explain theories or behaviors they observe in intercultural or cross-cultural communication.
    • Schedule:
    • Topics/ Credit hours / Teaching methodology / Tasks / Intended learning outcomes / Assessment methods

      1.Course introduction /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Read Chp1/Understand concepts and use examples to explain /Quiz
      2.Culture and communication/3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 2/ Understand concepts and use examples to explain /Quiz
      3.Worldviews /6 Credit hours /Group Presentation and Discussion/Chp. 3/Give each other examples of different worldviews /Quiz
      4.Dimensions of culture/3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 4/Discuss different dimensions with examples /Quiz
      5.Communication Theories /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 5/Apply theories /Exam
      6.Behavioral patterns /6 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/ Chp. 6/Understand concepts and use examples to explain/ Quiz Presentation
      7.Linguistic forms /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 7/Understand concepts/ Quiz
      8.Culture and cognition /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 8/Understand concepts and use examples to explain/Quiz
      9.QUIZ TWO Culture and cognition /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 9,10/Exemplify and give critiques /Exam
      10.Cultural adjustment /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 13/Understand concepts and use examples to explain/Quiz
      11.Intercultural relationships/3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 12/ Understand concepts and use examples to explain/Quiz
      12.Intercultural conflict and negotiation /3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp.5.11/Understand concepts and use examples to explain/Quiz
      13.Catch up and conclusions/3 Credit hours /Presentation and Group Discussion/Chp. 14/Critique and have own views in intercultural communication/Exam
      Book Review
  • Reading list
  • Other Materials
  • Discussion
  • Homework download/submit
    • Wang qian
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    • wang_qian@sjtu.edu.cn
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  • Prerequisite Course:

  • Textbooks:

    1. Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R.McDaniel.(2013)Intercultural Communication: A Reader (13 edition ). Cengage Learning.
    2. Larry A. Samovar, Richard E. Porter, Edwin R.McDaniel.(2010) Cross-cultural communication. Cengage Learning.
    3. James W. Neuliep. (2014). Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach(Sixth Edition ). SAGE Publications.
    4. Judith Martin.&Thomas Nakayama.
  • Grading:

    25%/Exam 1
    25%/Exam 2
    25%/Exam 3
    20%/Quizzes
    10%/Book review
    40%/Participation
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