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Intercultural Communication

Course Code :1188FLWTTA
Study domain:Communication Studies
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:52
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Christiane Stallaert

3. Course contents *

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)