We are all shaped by our culture, often in ways that we may not realise. Communicating with people from differing cultures can be challenging. This subject aims to provide you with the knowledge, tools and perspectives to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries.
In this subject you will explore the significance of culture for communication and the process of contextualisation. You will study theories and models of cross-cultural communication, world views and their significance for cross-cultural communication, and the influence of social and power structures on communication. You will also look at the impact of language, body language and para-language; behavioural patterns, cultural norms and values such as honour/shame; the role of gender, media , space, time, para-language, artefacts and the environment.
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|Workload||One semester, 12 credit points|
The videos are interspersed with case studies, online discussions, and panel discussions with other scholars.
In online subjects you can expect to work through a variety of weekly learning activities which include watching videos, reading, completing set learning and assessment tasks and contributing to online forums and interacting with your peers. Allow 8–10 hours study time per week for this subject.