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Intercultural Communication (LING10002)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeLING10002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • 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
    CoordinatorChloe Diskin
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours34 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 commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 17 August 2019