The course consists of 3 complementary modules:
A. Introduction (lectures) on the development of Intercultural Communication as an academic discipline: 1) Edward Hall and nonverbal communication; 2) social categorization and ethnicity; 3) verbal communication: social interaction and language.
B. Personal reading: Christiane Stallaert, Naar eigen beeld en gelijkenis. Ras, religie, volk in nazi-Duitsland en het inquisitoriale Spanje. Garant, 2019 (2de druk). ISBN: 978-90-441-3662-3. This book offers an insight into social and political processes of ethnic nation building by focusing on 2 historical case studies, central to European and World History.
C. Seminars : group assignment with oral presentation on a topic related to diversity (gender, age, ability, race, etc.). During the seminars students will be familiarized with qualitative ethnographic research techniques (indepth interview; fieldwork; discourse analysis) from a cultural comparative perspective. Text- and workbook: Brenda J. Allen. Difference Matters. Communicating Social Identity. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2011. For sale at Acco: € 33,75. With Acco reduction card: € 30,38. Also available as e-book (Kindle; 20 euros)