|開講学期／Semester||2015年度／Academic Year 後期／Fall Semester|
|開講曜限／Class period||月/Mon 3|
|配当年次／Years||3年 , 4年|
|更新日／Date of renewal||2015/02/18|
／Course Objectives and method
|When people communicate their ideas and opinions with others from the same culture, there are usually no problems. However, when two people with different cultural backgrounds communicate, it is much easier for cultural problems to occur ― even when the content of the talk is not difficult. Individual, cultural, and environmental differences play a large role. In this class, we will discuss these differences and why problems occur. We will also study ways that these problems may be alleviated.|
#1 Class Introduction.
In this class the overview of the course will be explained.
#2 Overview of Theories of Intercultural Communication.
There are many theories of what intercultural communication is and what culture is.
In this class session, the students will be introduced to various theories of intercultural communication and there will be detail of the theory used in this class.
#3 Cultural Influences: Collectivism Low-Context Communication.
The level of cultural influences affects everyone living in that culture. In this session, there is an explanation of what a collectivistic culture is and the type of communication used in that culture.
#4 Cultural Influences: Individualism High-Context Communication.
This is a continuation of the cultural influences. In this session, there is an explanation of what an individualistic culture is and the type of communication used in that culture.
#5 Cultural Influences: Uncertainty Avoidance.
Another aspect of cultural influences is uncertainty avoidance, which is the degree to which a culture values risk.
#6 Cultural Influences: Values.
The final session of cultural influences on intercultural communication is the importance of values. This is a very important cultural influence.
#7 Sociocultural Influences: Groups (In- and Out-Groups).
The next level of the influences of intercultural communication are the sociocultural influences. These are influences that are not shared by all the people living in a culture but in areas of a culture. The first influence discussed is the importance of in-groups and out-groups.
#8 Sociocultural Influences: Ethnicity.
Another sociocultural influence is the importance ethnicity with the people in a sub-culture.
#9 Psychocultural Influences: Ethnocentrism.
The level of influences that are more person-based are the psychocultural Influences. These influences vary person-to-person or small groups. The first influence discussed is ethnocentrism.
#10 Psychocultural Influences: Stereotyping.
A second psychocultural Influence is the action of stereotyping people put on others.
#11 Psychocultural Influences: Prejudice.
The final psychocultural Influence discussed is the affect prejudice has on intercultural communication.
#12 Environmental Influences: The Environment (Geography and Climate).
A level of influence that affects all cultures is the environment. How a certain climates and geographies affect all cultures is explained in this lecture.
#13 Environmental Influences: The Psychological Environment.
Another influence of the environment are the perceptual and cognitive beliefs we have about the environment. These influences include how we feel about the environment, how we are spatially oriented in the environment, and how we manipulate the environment.
#14 Message Encoding; Message Decoding; Message Feedback.
The final session before the exam will include topics on message encoding, such as the cultural variations of language use, message decoding, such as the attributions made in deciding a message, and nonverbal communication.
#15 Final Test
|Participation; In-class work; Report & Final Test.|
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