Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 24 hours- 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
Previously available as Cross-Cultural Communication at Work. Students who have completed Cross-Cultural Communication at Work are not allowed to enrol in this subject.
|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Celia Thompson, Dr Ikuko Nakane
One outcome of the globalisation of the Australian job market is the increasing need for transcultural communication skills in both the private and public sectors. Transcultural communication typically entails interaction in which one or more of the communicators use a second or third language. Successful transcultural communication requires not only a shared language but also strong intercultural awareness and skills. These include verbal skills such as how and when to use speech and silence as well as non-verbal skills knowing how and when gaze, gesture and body posture may differ across cultures. This subject will provide students with the tools to achieve successful transcultural encounters in professional settings. The delivery of the subject will include lectures with audio-visual materials, discussion sessions to deepen the students' understanding of theories of transcultural communication and their practical implications, and assignments that require an application of presented theories to the analysis of transcultural communication. Sponsored by the School of Languages and Linguistics and the Faculty of Arts' Asia Institute, this subject will focus on transcultural communication at the intersection of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and religious boundaries. The subject will be taught by sociolinguistic and transcultural communication experts whose expertise ranges from multicultural and Aboriginal Australia, to Asia, the Middle East, Northern and Southern Europe, and the South Pacific.
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
Written work totalling 5000 words comprising:
Hurdle Requirement - Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
A Reading Pack will be available
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Master of Translation
Master of Translation (Extended)
100 Point Master of International Relations
100 Point Master of Islamic Studies
150 Point Master of Islamic Studies
150 point Master of Marketing Communications
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Islamic Studies
200 point Master of Marketing Communications
EMA 150 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 1.5 years
EMA 200 point program - full time over 2 years
English Language - 100 Point Program
English Language - 150 Point Program
English Language - 200 Point Program
Language Testing - 100 Point Program
Language Testing - 150 Point Program
Language Testing - 200 Point Program
TESOL - 100 Point Program
TESOL - 150 Point Program
TESOL - 200 Point Program
Technology in Language Learning - 100 Point Program
Technology in Language Learning - 150 Point Program
Technology in Language Learning - 200 Point Program
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