LING40330 Intercultural Communication

Academic Year 2021/2022

This modules explores communication across cultures and languages. It examines concepts of culture, focusing on non-essentialist perspectives and its role in the construction of (self) identity and other's identities. Focusing on both face-to-face and non-face-to-face, including digital, communication, the module explores how people with different cultural backgrounds communicate and the issues that are likely to arise in cross-cultural communication.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

- Critically examine lay and academic conceptualizations of culture
- Relate concepts of cultures, identity and representations
- Explore the relationship between culture and language

Indicative Module Content:

Main themes covered in the module:
- Verbal and non-verbal communication (kinesics, paralanguage, etc.)
- Digital communication (websites, ads, social networks through different cultures)
- Cultural dimensions (power distance, etc.)
- The Iceberg/onion model
- Gender
- Cultural shock, etc.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

12

Seminar (or Webinar)

12

Specified Learning Activities

20

Autonomous Student Learning

56

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Student-centered approach based on multiple group activities, interactions, fieldwork observation, etc.

Blended approach as well (face-to-face + online learning activities) 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

LING 10010 Language Use and Communication.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Examine an intercultural situation Week 12 n/a Graded No

50

Group Project: Contrastive ICC analysis between several media (websites, ads, etc.) according to ICC theories and grids Week 8 n/a Graded No

30

Continuous Assessment: Completion of online resources on a weekly basis Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Class feedback combined with individual assessment (summative assessment form and comments)

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Spring