Cross-Cultural Communication

East China Normal University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Host University

    East China Normal University

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Area of Study

    Intercultural Communications, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    46
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    The course introduces the basics of cross-cultural communication, including the main theories of culture. The course lays out the effect of language, nonverbal language and cultural identity on communication. How people adjust in different cultures, their acculturation stages and strategy will be discussed. Based on this knowledge, the practice of how to communicate effectively and appropriately between Chinese and foreigners are discussed, such as Sino-USA people, Sino-German, Sino-Japanese etc. This course will include case studies, games, role-plays and movie watching. 

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations