Moodian, M.A. (Ed.). (2009) Contemporary Leadership in Intercultural Competence,
This course is designed to be a “hands-on intercultural communication 300 level course for the professional practitioner.” The course will also focus on leadership and management in a multicultural work environment.
In order to competently learn Intercultural Communication, one must collaboratively participate in all classroom activities and small group projects.
2. To learn intercultural communication skills to create a better understanding how cultural variables impact Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication through classroom student dialog and collaborative exercises.
3. To demonstrate intercultural group
in Intercultural project groups.
6. To become a self-directed learner.
Individual work place multicultural inventory 400 points (bonus points)
Moodian, Article 16, Inventory 400 points.
Email learning journals 1000 points
one’s multicultural management and leadership
Class participation (Attendance and special
Projects in class) 600 points
Total 3000 points
Course Grading: (Based on 3000 total points)
A 100-90 Percent
B 89-80 Percent
C 79-70 Percent
D 69-60 Percent
F Less that 60 Percent
Project 1: Do a work place cultural diversity work place inventory of your won work place. You may interview co-workers or supervisors about their assessment of the Intercultural communication “climate of the work. Do an inventory of the members of your workplace. Sample between five to seven peers, subordinates, supervisors, associates in your work space, (approximate age, education level, cultural identity (self-reported), languages interviewees are fluent in, ethnicity (approximation or individual reported) and other cultural information that you deem important.. If possible survey also five to seven clients. Do not ask for names, and report you information as survey subject A, B, C, etc. Do an informal report (no PowerPoint required) for a five to ten report to the class on your findings on Jan 15. (400 points)
Email Learning Journals: The assignment due date of the Journal is the last time listed in the Schedule of Assignments in this syllabus. Each email learning journal should address the thesis or problem statement of the article being reported on, the major points of the articles, the writer’s assessment of the application of the concepts in his/her work place (citing specific examples) and a lessons learned (“What I learned from the article…”) Journal writing will be addressed in class on January 15. 1000 Points)
Self-Assessment of one’s Intercultural Communication Learning. In this journal assess your own intercultural communication and leadership learning as a result of taking this class. Provide specific examples from each learning point you address in your self-assessment. (600 points)
Schedule of Assignments:
Jan 8 No
class, Workplace Intercultural Inventory.
Jan 15 Concepts of intercultural communication (lecture and in-class exercises), Moodian Part I , Articles 1, 2, 3
Jan 22 Verbal, Nonverbal communication concepts, Moodian, Part II, Articles, 4, 6, optional 5, 7. Journal 1, review of Article Part I, 2.
Jan 28 Social comparisons, Ethnocentrism, Racism, Moodian, Part III, Articles 8, 9, 10. Optional Articles 11, 12, Journal 2, Part II, Article 4.
Feb 5 Moodian, Part IV, Articles 15, 16. Optional 14, Journal 3, Article 10.
Feb 12 Intercultural Interpersonal Relationships, In-class lecture and exercises
Feb 19 Moodian, Leadership, Part IV, Article 13, Situational Leadership Model (Lecture), Journal 4, Article 15.
Feb 25 No class. Take-home Exercise: Workplace Assessment using the concepts of Moodian Article 16, Oral presentation of the Assessment will be presented in-class on March 5
Mar 5 Workplace Assessment presentations, Journal 5, Article 16
Mar 12 Intercultural Conflict Management, Moodian Part IV, Article 17, optional Articles 18. Self-assessment journal due COB March 13, 2009.
Mar 19 Final Exam