Intercultural communicationUNIVERSITÀ DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
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- Mendrisio (Svizzera)
This course examines how culture and cultural differences shape interpersonal, intergroup and mediated communication. Key intercultural concepts and their application to current intercultural processes, including debates about cultural differences and intergroup relations, will be examined in detail.
- Demonstrate understanding and application of intercultural communication concepts
- Demonstrate understanding of differences in interpretation of social reality among cultural groups
- Identify the influence of history and power in intercultural communication
- Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for informed and engaged global citizenship
Self and Other
Culture and Governmentality
Discourse and Ideology
Prejudice and Stereotypes; Social Psychological Approaches
Stereotypes; Cultural Approaches
Race and Ethnicity
This course is taught in English. The teaching methods include lectures, readings, discussions, oral and written reading reports, group projects, presentations and self-directed learning.
Each student will be assessed through work they do throughout the course (30%) and an individual exam (70%) held during the examination period.
The final individual exam (70%) consists of multiple choice and short answer questions and case studies.
30% of the assessment takes place in class, during the semester, and consists of oral and written assignments.