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Intercultural Communication. INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE CULTURAL AWARENESS Unit 1 / Week 1. Module Overview. Unit 1 – Week 1: Cultural Awareness Unit 2 – Week 2: Cultural Identity – session 1 Unit 2 – Week 3 : Cultural Identity – session 2

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Intercultural communication

Intercultural Communication

INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Unit 1 / Week 1


Module overview

Module Overview

Unit 1 – Week 1: Cultural Awareness

Unit 2 – Week 2: Cultural Identity – session 1

Unit 2 – Week 3: Cultural Identity – session 2

Unit 3 - Week 4: Cross cultural understanding – session 1

Unit 3 – Week 5: Cross cultural understanding – session 2

Unit 4 – Week 6: Intercultural communication – session 1

Week 7: Reading week

Week 8: Tutorials

Unit 4 – Week 9: Intercultural communication – session 2

Unit 4 – Week 10: Intercultural communication – session 3

Unit 5 – Week 11: Reflection – Intercultural competence

Week 12: Presentations


Overview of assessments

Overview of Assessments


Outline of assessments

Outline of Assessments

Essay:

Reflective Journal:

Group project presentation:


What is culture

What is culture?

  • “Culture or Civilization, taken in its widest ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society” Tylor 1968 [1871]


What is culture1

What is culture?

  • “Culture is defined as a system of shared values and beliefs which gives us a sense of belonging or identity. Culture can be discussed in terms of ways in which people pertaining to a group, society or organisation behave, communicate and think, and perceive reality. Each culture exhibits people’s perceptions of reality”. (Weaver, 2000)


Why is it important

Why is it important?

  • Culture has certain characteristics – learned, transmitted through generations, symbolic and changeable over time.

  • Culture is Ethnocentric; and has both visible and invisibleattributes

  • Cultural Perspectives: Emic vsetic

  • Need to be culturally aware in order to be able to interpret someone’s behaviour relative to its cultural context.


Cultural intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

  • Accept that your own perceptions are coloured by your own culture

  • Empathise with the views of others

  • Actively try to understand other cultures and cultural complexity

  • Be open-minded – don’t stereotype


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References

References

Hofstede, Geert (1980)Culture’s Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related Values. Beverly Hills CA: Sage Publications.

Hofstede, Geert (2001)Culture’s Consequences, (Second Edition): Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications.

Tylor, Edward B. 1968 [1871] The Science of Culture. In Morton Fried, ed., Readings in Anthropology, vol. II: Cultural Anthropology. New York: Crowell

Weaver, G., R. (Ed.). (2000). Culture, communication and conflicts: Readings in intercultural relations (2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson publishing.


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