|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject involves the main components of communicative events across cultures, the main linguistic approaches to analysing them, how they vary in a range of cultures from around the world, and the difficulties and misunderstandings these differences create in inter-cultural communication. Specific topics include language and culture, ethnography of communication, greetings and address terms, conversation analysis, language and identity, socialization, narrative enquiry and body language. Topics will be illustrated with case studies of different speech communities from around the world, such as French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Anglo-Australian and Aboriginal Australian.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- attained a broad overview of intercultural communication;
- developed foundational skills for analysing intercultural communication;
- developed an understanding of social and cultural diversity in the university and wider community through the analysis of intercultural communication data and case studies;
- developed their research report writing ability;
- engaged in pedagogically led interactions in the classroom around problems and tasks relating to intercultural communication;
- participated in individual and group-based data-related activities within and outside the classroom.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
have increased their understanding of social, ethical and cultural context;
have developed their written communication through essay preparation and writing.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1500 word written report due mid-semester [40%]
- 2500 word written report due end of semester [60%]
Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Chloe Diskin Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 34 hours: 2 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. There will be no tutorial in the first and last week of semester Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Time commitment details
Jackson, J. (2014). Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication. London & New York: Routledge
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation English Language - 200 Point Program Major Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Informal specialisation Language Testing - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation Technology in Language Learning - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation TESOL - 200 Point Program Minor English Language Studies Breadth track Linguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.