Basics of Intercultural Communication
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Course title in Estonian
Kultuuridevahelise suhtluse alused
Course title in English
Basics of Intercultural Communication
ECTS credits
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Course aims
To introduce the fundamentals of intercultural communication from a discourse and anthropological perspective. To provide a better understanding of people’s actions as always contextually situated.
Brief description of the course
The course provides a panoramic overview of intercultural communication studies from a discourse perspective, placing emphasis on language and ethnographic work as key components in order to better understand intercultural communication processes in today’s world. Students will be introduced to recent theoretical developments in the field and methodological issues. Debates will revolve around relevant sites where intercultural communication is essential to the understanding of social inequalities.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student...
Knowledge of the fundamentals of intercultural discourse and communication. A close understanding of the theoretical models behind the field of intercultural communication from a discourse perspective, the ethnography of speaking and language in social use.
Dr. Anastassia Zabrodskaja, Professor of Estonian as a Second Language