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Intercultural Communication in Academic & Professional Spheres

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The module is a logical continuation of the IC 1 module. It specifies the knowledge obtained in the previous module and helps to develop more specific skills and competences necessary for academic and professional communication. The process of globalization means developing IC tolerance, political correctness, linguistic tact and overall understanding of foreign cultures. To gain these skills it is necessary to understand the theoretical foundations of these phenomena and ways of their application into practice.

Aims

  • to improve and enlarge knowledge of the principles of intercultural communication in the professional sphere and increase the level of intercultural competence;
  • to help to acquire the skills of political correctness and linguistic tact;
  • to provide students with the knowledge necessary to compare the view of the world from their own languages and cultures with the view of the world from the languages and cultures they have studied;
  • to give practical tools on dealing with problems of foreignness of the culture and ethnocentrism;
  • to improve language skills at the intermediate level for using the authentic materials.

Pre and post-requisites (optional)

Pre Requisite Study

IC1

Post Requisite Study

None required.

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.Problems of foreignness of the culture and ethnocentrism. The term “foreign”, steps of movement from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism. The necessity of forming ethnorelativism towards a foreign culture and its mechanisms.

2.The term “foreign”, steps of movement from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism. The differences between cultures and the necessity of tolerant approach to foreign cultures and different styles of life.

3.Development of IC tolerance. The principles and factors of tolerance and specific character of tolerance in Russia.

4.Political correctness and linguistic tact. Term “political correctness”. The use of politically correct terms.

5.Taboos in communication. How to prevent cultural conflicts by avoiding forbidden terms and topics.

6.Inculturation and socialization, problems and methods. The process of involvement of individuals into the norms of their culture and social life.

7. Practice of acceptance of a foreign culture (acculturation). The process of adoption the norms, values and traditions of one culture by another culture.

8.Intercultural communication in the business sphere The communication in multicultural professional and business organisations which are unique in the social, cultural, economic, and political environments in which they operate.

9.Intercultural communication in the classroom. Behaviour in a foreign classroom environment and the methods how to prepare for successful cultural adjustment.

Course book(s)

Intercultural Communication in Academic and Professional Spheres

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

Registration for courses & exams

Contacts

 

 

 Siberian State Aerospace University

 

VII -th International

Scientific

Methodological

Practical Conference

 

"Modern trends in foreign languages teaching  

at higher education institutions"

with edited volume publication

Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

14 of May, 2013

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