CZS50 Intercultural Communication

Celouniverzitní studia
podzim 2019
Rozsah
0/2/0. 6 kr. Ukončení: zk.
Vyučující
Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Garance
Ing. Violeta Osouchová
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Mai Hoa Nguyenová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Celouniverzitní studia
Rozvrh
St 18. 9. až St 11. 12. St 9:00–11:00 učebna 60
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 25 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 17/25, pouze zareg.: 0/25
Mateřské obory
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Cíle předmětu
The aim of the course is to enhance students’ intercultural awareness and improve their communication skills in intercultural settings.
Students will explore how various cultures worldwide, including their own, are defined through verbal and non-verbal language, symbols and meanings assigned to the symbols, cultural values and perception of those values. The importance of international understanding and intercultural communication inside as well as outside the school context is emphasized. At the end of the course, students should be able to recognize aspects of intercultural communication; improve their communication strategies used in intercultural settings; apply various dimensions of culture in intercultural conflicts. Students should also develop positive attitudes towards other cultures and improve their skills as intercultural speakers of English.
The course uses all the advantages of an e-learning environment: all study materials, readings, and activities for students are fully web-based.
Osnova
  • 1.Introduction
  • 2.Culture and communication
  • 3.Cultural identity
  • 4.Cultural awareness and cultural differences
  • 5.Explaining differences and similarities across cultures in Europe and elsewhere
  • 6.Cultural values
  • 7.Seeing the others: developing stereotypes and making judgments
  • 8.National cultures and cultural diversity
  • 9.Women and men in conversation: social identities affecting communication
  • 10.Western, Japanese, and other styles of conversation
  • 11.Differences in cultural values, communication and learning styles in an intercultural classroom setting
  • 12.Effective Intercultural Communication
Výukové metody
The study materials and activities required from students are on-line based in an e-learning course at moodlinka.ped.muni.cz. Students enrolled in the course will be notified by an email how to register in the e-learning course.
Metody hodnocení
Course Requirements:
1. ACTIVE CLASS PARTICIPATION
Read all the study materials. Follow 'Assignment for class discussion' and instructions in each of the topics to get ready for class.

2. WRITE 6 REFLECTIVE JOURNALS
By doing certain activities and answering questions in the Reflective Journals students relate the knowledge they obtain in this course with their own experience of intercultural communication. You are asked to write a minimum of one page in each of the Reflective Journals. The Reflective Journals are in the topics 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 11 of the e-learning course. Check the deadlines! You will have a week to write each Journal. Points will be deducted for late submission. The minimum pass for the Reflective Journals: 42 points (out of 60), i.e. 70%

3. DO 3 TESTS/QUIZzES
In topics 1, 4, and 6. The quizzes are designed for students to test their understanding of the study materials.

4. PARTICIPATE IN 4 ON-LINE DISCUSSION FORUMS
There are 4 discussion forums in topics 2,3,5, and 7. Your contribution should have at least 3 sentences (1 paragraph is an optimum). Check the deadlines for the discussion!

5. WRITE A FINAL ESSAY
For instructions see topic 12 in the e-learning course. The minimum pass for the essay is 28 points (out of 40), i.e. 70%


Grading:
Active class participation: 15%
Six Reflective Journals: 35%
Three Quizzes: 5%
Four on-line discussion forums: 5%
Final essay: 40%
TOTAL: 100%
Minimum pass: 70%
Vyučovací jazyk
Angličtina
Informace učitele
Literature:
•Barker, Chris. Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice. Second Edition. London: SAGE Publications, 2003.
•Bennet, Milton J. Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication. Maine: Intercultural Press, 1998.
•Bennet, Milton J. “Becoming Interculturally Competent.” In Wurzel, J. (ed.). Toward multiculturalism: A reader in multicultural education. Newton, MA: Intercultural Resource Corporation, 2004. Second Edition., pp. 62-77
•Byram, Michael and Fleming, Michael (eds.). Language Learning in Intercultural Perspective: Approaches through drama and ethnography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
•Campbell, Neil, Kean, Alasdair. American Cultural Studies: An introduction to American culture. Second edition. New York: Routledge, 2006.
•D’Andrade, Roy. A Study of Personal and Cultural Values: American, Japanese, and Vietnamese. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
•Gudykunst, William B. Bridging differences. Effective intergroup communication. Fourth Edition London: Sage publications, 2004.
•Hofstede, Gert J., Pedersen, Paul B., Hofstede, Geert. Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures. Maine: Intercultural Press, 2002.
•Janík, Zdeněk. "English Language as a Cultural Tool for Intercultural Communication." CASALC Review: Odborný časopis České a slovenské asociace učitelů jazykových center na vysokých školách, Vol. 2, pp.39-50. Brno, 2016.
•Janík, Zdeněk. "Negotiation of Identities in Intercultural Communication." JoLaCe Journal of Language and Cultural Education. Berlin: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH, roč. 5, č. 1, s. 160-181.
•Samovar, Larry A., Porter, Richard, E. (eds.) Intercultural Communication. 10th Edition. Belmont, USA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.
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