Global Understanding - Intercultural Communication
FP-RguicAAk. rok: 2014/2015
This course offers a unique opportunity for students to learn about other cultures in a face-to-face environment without having to leave their classroom. The cultural exchange is based both on written communications between pairs of students (via chatting and collaborative written assignments) as well as through face-to-face interaction via video conference. Video conference link sessions will be spent communicating with international partners on topics such as: college life, culture/traditions, religion/values, and stereotypes/discrimination. Non-video conference link sessions will be spent in a seminar format. Students will learn how social identities can impact communication, develop skills to conduct research using the University of Michigan’s online library resources, and gain experience engaging in meaningful interaction with students on campus.
Výsledky učení předmětu
Students will become familiar with the multicultural environment.
Plánované vzdělávací činnosti a výukové metody
Předmět je vyučován formou videokonferencí s Michigan University v USA, studenti mají možnost diskutovat aktuální ekonomicko-společenská témata s kolegy z USA.
Způsob a kritéria hodnocení
After the UM-FBM VUT link series concludes, you will write a reflection paper on your experience using video conference, Google chat, and other forms of online communication to get to know your partner(s). The goals of this assignment are to capture your experience over the link sessions, collaborate with your SNU partner, and develop your skills in writing with scholarly resources.
For this paper, you will incorporate a reflection on your experience during the UM-SNU link series with at least two of the class readings on intercultural communication. You may use additional resources outside course readings, but they will not count towards the two-reading minimum.
Reflection papers will be 3-4 pages in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. There are three stages to submitting your paper:
1) You will write a draft and submit two copies – one on ctools and one via email to your SNU partner(s). Due Date:
2) You will receive a paper from your SNU partner(s) via email that they wrote. You will read this paper and offer constructive feedback. You will submit two copies of your feedback – one on ctools and one via email to your partner(s). You can write feedback by using track changes on your partner’s document, inserting different-colored text comments into your partner’s document, or writing feedback in a separate email or document. If you do not receive a paper from your partner in a timely manner, please notify the instructor. Due Date:
3) You will receive feedback on the paper draft that you wrote via email from your partner. Consider this feedback and make any necessary changes to your paper draft. You may also make other changes that you find necessary, even if your partner did not suggest them. You will submit this final copy on ctools. As a courtesy, you can also email your partner a copy, but it is not required.
1. COLLEGE LIFE
2. CULTURE, TRADITIONS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
3. FAMILY LIFE
4. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
5. VALUES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
6. STEREOTYPES AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
Offer students the opportunity to understand, explore and appreciate the nature of human diversity and globalization by providing a direct international experience in a virtual collaborative learning environment with students and faculty from other countries.
• Provide students with the tools and methods necessary to effectively interact with, understand and learn from peoples of other cultures.
• Foster international partnerships via technology to develop trust, friendship and future opportunities for scholarly collaboration.
• Build the basic technical and social skills necessary to work in a virtual collaborative environment (VCE).
Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění a formy nahrazování zameškané výuky
Attendance at seminars is systematically controlled.
Typ (způsob) výuky
26 hod., povinná
Vyučující / Lektor