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FS0101 - Communication Across Cultures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject provides a basic knowledge of the cultural and organisational frameworks within which international business is conducted. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to introduce students to important issues and challenges in managing cultural diversity in the workplace. Conceptual and theoretical frameworks are used to develop an understanding of the ways in which cultures differ and how such differences impact on organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical frameworks and conceptual tools for describing the development of communications systems;
  • develop a good grasp on how communication processes differ among cultures, acquire and analyse knowledge and skills that increase intercultural competence;
  • examine the unique relationship between history, culture and identity as it functions for diverse groups of people and to recognise 'communication' as an active production and negotiation of meanings, not just the transmission of information;
  • create a critical perspective on local/global issues by developing an understanding on the meaning, importance and tensions of international communication, and by examining the historical and political dimensions of intercultural relations;
  • demonstrate willingness to be self-reflective, flexible, and open communicators in intercultural communication interactions;
  • identify barriersracism, sexism, and systems of privilegethat arise from histories of colonization, exploitation, and discrimination and learn ways to creatively address these inequities.
Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Ms Gandhi Sundrum
Lecturer: Ms Sunitha Raman.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week for 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week for 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); reflection paper (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Ms Gandhi Sundrum
Lecturers: Ms Gandhi Sundrum, Ms Sunitha Raman.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); reflection paper (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Ms Gandhi Sundrum.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); reflection paper (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.