20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module aims to develop an understanding of the main theoretical approaches to the study of intercultural communication and the ability to analyse and evaluate their relative significance, including those originating from applied linguistics, management theory, anthropology and sociocultural theory. Students will consider the concept of culture from a variety of perspectives, and will study topics including stereotyping and prejudice, identity, culture shock, and the role of language in intercultural communication. A wide range of real-world examples will be examined, including media reports, international communications, multicultural situations, and intercultural problems raised by students. By the end of the module we expect that students will be able to: i) Analyse and critically evaluate the main theories and concepts in intercultural communication; ii) Consider the implications for their application in practice; and iii) Develop their own perspectives and insights from these theories.

Staff Contact: Dr J Woodin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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