Identity, Culture and Communication
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Communication, Intercultural Communications
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThe course critically examines the relationships between culture, identity and communication.Course IntroductionThis course introduces you to the fundamental topics, theories, concepts, and skills that are at the centre of communication, culture, and identities. The general goal of this course is to help you develop an understanding of culture, to appreciate the challenges different cultures present to people during communication, and to learn how to deal with the challenges.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact1 Lecture hour, 2 Tutorial hoursAssessment SummaryEssay: 25%Report: 35%Final Exam: 40%
- Build knowledge of concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different cultures.
- Critically reflect on how your own culture can influence the way through which you view yourself and others.
- Compare and evaluate verbal/nonverbal communication styles and patterns of various cultures.
- Develop insights into social, political, and historical dimensions of cultural and national identities.
- Become more willing, self-reflective, flexible and open in intercultural communication.
- Competently use the mass media and face-to-face interaction skills to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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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.