Intercultural Communication Lecture — Syllabus









講義内容:プレビュー画面

年度/Academic Year 2014
授業科目名/Course Title (Japanese)  異文化間コミュニケーション概論
英文科目名/Course Title (English) Introduction to Cross Cultural Communication
学期/Semester 通年 単位/Credits 4
教員名/Instructor (Japanese) DIAS,J.V.
英文氏名/Instructor (English) DIAS, Joseph V.

講義概要/Course description
The field of Intercultural (Cross Cultural) Communication is relatively new, with roots in, and close connections to, sociology, anthropology, sociolinguistics, and social psychology. 

This course is meant to help students become more “other-aware” as they learn about various dimensions of culture and intercultural issues, and more “self-aware” by experientially uncovering their own deeply held beliefs.

Although much of the theory and many of the concepts related to Intercultural Communication will be covered in this course, it will be accomplished by focusing on contemporary issues and controversies, such as why Japan’s closest Asian neighbors never seem to "hear" its apology for past offenses, how the Olympiads are shaped by the countries and cultures that host them, cultural differences in the acceptance of gays and lesbians in societies around the world, and how civil discourse is affected by disasters such as that experienced on 3/11.

達成目標/Course objectives
To learn about Intercultural Communication through high-interest topics that touch upon a wide variety of important issues: stereotyping and discrimination, foreign study and cultural adjustment, sexual minorities in society, the work of NGOs, and childhood (or the lack of it) in various cultures.

授業計画/Lecture plan    
講義回  
1
授業計画 An Introduction to Intercultural Communication
2
授業計画 Intercultural issues in medicine
3
授業計画 The Intercultural workplace
4
授業計画 NGOs across cultures
5
授業計画 Cultural differences in language: Apologies
6
授業計画 Intercultural issues and sport: A case study of some Olympiads
7
授業計画 Food Culture
8
授業計画 Interracial and Intercultural relationships
9
授業計画 Sexual minorities and culture
10
授業計画 Nonverbal communication across cultures
11
授業計画 Interpretations of happiness and well-being in various cultures
12
授業計画 Cultures influence on perception
13
授業計画 The culture of social networking and online communities
14
授業計画 Prejudice and stereotypes
15
授業計画 Culture shock and cultural adaptation
16
授業計画 Communication and lifelines
17
授業計画 Education systems in various countries
18
授業計画 Culture through documentaries
19
授業計画 Gender issues and gender stereotyping
20
授業計画 Intercultural communication and World Englishes
21
授業計画 Aging in various countries and cultures
22
授業計画 Expressions of childhood in different cultures
23
授業計画 Communication about death and dying
24
授業計画 Intercultural communication and religious practices
25
授業計画 Political communications targeted to various cultures
26
授業計画 Communication within families
27
授業計画 Culture and artistic expression
28
授業計画 Tourist Experiences & Foreign Study
29
授業計画 Group Presentations 1
30
授業計画 Group Presentations 2
授業方法/Method of instruction    
Lectures by teacher; discussion and experiential activities among students; final group presentations

成績評価方法/Evaluation
Participation in Edmodo discussions: 50%
Final Presentation: 20%
Quiz #1: 15%
Quiz #2: 15%

教科書/Textbooks    
None required; readings will be prepared by and distributed by teacher.



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