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Introduction to Intercultural Communication

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Nowadays the process of globalization is developing very rapidly that involves increasing interaction between different countries and people. The main aim of the module is to provide the students with the necessary skills in communication with the representatives of different cultures, to develop intercultural awareness and competence.

Aims

  • to gain knowledge of the basic principles of intercultural communication;
  • to increase the level of intercultural competence;
  • to develop tolerance, interest and respect to other cultures;
  • to improve skills necessary to avoid cultural conflicts and build the right behavioural strategy corresponding to the standards of a certain culture;
  • to improve language skills at the pre-intermediate level using the authentic materials

Pre and post-requisites (optional)

Pre Requisite Study

None required.

Post Requisite Study

IC2

Module Team (names & contacts)

Inna Koshkina, Director of Office of International Cooperation This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marina Yarvant, Director of Project Development Office This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yuliya Lukinikh, Head of the Department of Intercultural Communication This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yuliya Detinko, Senior Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ekaterina Suvorova, Assistant Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Maria Kulesh, Assistant Teacher This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yuliya Detinko is the module leader.

Topic areas (key points or themes in general and short descriptions if necessary)

1. Culture and intercultural communication. Possible problems in communication with different cultures. Cultural shock. Practical appliance of intercultural communication knowledge in every-day life and professional sphere.

2. Cultural conflicts, their reasons and possible ways of avoiding them. Development of the strategies of effective communication.

3. Stereotypes, their routes, function and meaning. Critical analysis of the routes of some basic stereotypes of different cultures.

4. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication in European countries. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of the representatives of European countries.

5. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication in Eastern countries. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of the representatives of Eastern countries.

6. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication in Arabian countries. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of the representatives of Arabian countries.

7. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication in North America. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of North Americans.

8. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication in Latin America. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of Latin Americans.

9. National character, verbal and non-verbal communication of the Russians. Development of students’ awareness of verbal and non-verbal communication of the Russians.

Course book(s)

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Assessment

Module assessment is by

1) current work on the tests in the form of case studies analysis and essay presenting the results (in Russian, not less than 300 words). There will be 3 tests (in the form of the review for 2-3 units) which will make 25 % each and

2) a final group project which will mean the analysis of the case study (video, audio, or printed) and oral presentation of its results using Power Point presentation (25 %).

The assessment is held during the whole module and is based on the rating system. The maximum number of points is 100 (3 tests x 25% each and a final group project x 25%).

According to the number of points the grade will be given:

100% - 80% - A (Excellent)

79% - 65% - B (Good)

64%-51% - C (Satisfactory)

Exam (optional)

Assessment in the group project is based on the ability of students to accurately establish basic facts concerning conflicts in the intercultural environment; communicate those facts compactly and accurately. The final grade will be based on the following criteria:

Content (appropriateness of the presented results to the set goals) - 10%

Presentation skills (the information displayed and oral presentation) - 10%

Discussion (participation in the analysis of the results of the research) - 5%

Reference to DL Server – obligatory for every module

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