Researching Cross-Cultural Communication

Subject 175-420 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2.5 hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Completion of 175-108 and 37.5 points of second/third-year subjects in linguistics and applied linguistics for third-year students, and admission to the postgraduate diploma or honours in linguistics and applied linguistics for fourth-year students.
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Subject Overview:

This subject explores cultural variation in communication patterns and expectations, and examines how communication takes place across cultures. It asks students to use their knowledge of linguistics and their understanding of other cultures to study the relation between cultural values and language use.

Assessment: Two class presentations each with a 1000-word written paper 40% (during the semester), and a 3000-word assignment 60% (due at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Inter-cultural communication at work (Clyne), CUP, 1996
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be open to new ideas and possibilities;

  • have developed skills for critical analysis along with a heightened awareness of their own discourse;

  • be able to contextualise judgments.

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Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Arts(Cross-cultural Communication)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cross Cultural Communication)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts(Lang.Testing & Lang.Program Evaluation)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts(Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics)

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