Office Hrs. 3:30 PM,
Textbook: Ting-Toomey, S. and Chung, L. (2012) Understanding Intercultural Communication. 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
This course is designed to be a “hands-on intercultural communication learning class” as there are students enrolled from multiple cultural backgrounds. For pre-nursing and nursing students, this course is a mandatory course for the BC Nursing Program.
In order to competently learn Intercultural Communication, one must (1) complete all assigned journal reports, (2) collaboratively participate in all classroom activities and (3) complete three small group projects.
In order to earn an “A,” students must successfully complete three group projects, complete all learning journals and the self-assessment of one’s intercultural communication learning, and actively participate in classroom discussions and exercises.
2. To learn intercultural communication concepts such as mindfulness, identity negotiation perspective, cultural orientation, cultural patterns, high and low context communication styles, verbal and nonverbal coding, in-group/out-group influences in intercultural communication, intercultural interpersonal communication, and intercultural conflict management.
3. To create a better understanding how cultural variables impact Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication through classroom dialog and collaborative exercises.
4. To demonstrate intercultural group
5. To demonstrate basic academic oral presentation skills by completing and presenting: (1) an off-campus group activity, (2) an intercultural movie “scenes” analysis, and (3) results of an inductive research project.
6 To actively communicate with o
8. To work on learning strategies to become a self-directed learner.
Group Cultural (first) project presentation 500 points
Group Movie Analysis 500 points
Group Final Research Project 500 points
Communication Styles Exercise 500
Final Exam 500 points
Email Self –Assessment 500 Points
Class participation 1000 points
Total 4000 points
A 100-93 Percent (minimum points 3600)
B 85.6-79 Percent (minimum points=3200)
C 78.9-70 Percent (minimum points=2800)
D 69-60 Percent (minimum points=2400)
F Less that 60 Percent (less than 2399 points)
activities visitation project: This is
Movie analysis: Presentations
will on July 25 and 26. The movie
must have an intercultural/interpersonal
Interview Presentation Project. Presentations will be from August 8 and 9. The oral presentation will be on
PowerPoint. Maximum group size is
five students. Select one or more major
concept(s) covered in
Outline of presentation
Slide 1: Group project title and group member names.
Slide 2: Research question(s).
Slide 3: Five references (Use recommended citation format)
Slide 4: Findings (May be presented using multiple slides)
Slide 5: Group and members lessons learned
NOTE: A written document
of all references and interviewees and a copy of
Final exam is worth 500 points.
Participation: There are several unannounced
classroom exercises built into the curriculum of this course, therefore,
attendance at all lectures is highly recommended. Days whe
Jun 25-28 Chapters 1-3. Form project groups.
Jul 2, 3, 5 Jul 2 project day, July 3 Project 1 presentation
Jul 4 Holiday
July 9--12 Chapter 4—6, Quiz on Chapter 6 July 11 and 12
Jul 16-19 Chapters 7, 8, Form project 2 groups
Jul 23-26 Chapters 9, 10, Project 2 presentations Jul 25, 26.
Jul 30—Aug 2 Chapters 11, 12, Project 3 group formation and forming of group’s (project 3) research question
Aug 6--9 Project 3 group presentations Aug 7, 8; Final exam Aug 9.