Course Objectives

To explore cultural self-awareness, other culture awareness, and the dynamics that arise in interactions between the two. To understand how communication processes differ among cultures. To identify challenges that arise from these differences in intercultural interactions and learn ways to creatively address them.

Course Contents

Foundations of language and intercultural communication

• The history and development of the study of intercultural communication and applied linguistics

• Culture, communication, context and power

• Language, identity and intercultural communication

• Interculturality and intercultural pragmatics

• Conceptualizing intercultural (communicative) competence and

• Core themes and issues: verbal/nonverbal communication and culture

• Linguaculture and transnationality: the cultural dimensions of language

• Intercultural rhetoric and intercultural communication

• Nonverbal communication: the messages of emotion, action, space, and silence

• Speech acts, facework and politeness: relationship-building across cultures

Approaches to Intercultural Communication

• Using Intercultural Communication: The Building Blocks

• Dimensionalizing Cultures: The Hofstede Model in Context

• Culture and Conflict

• Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World

• Worldview in Intercultural Communication: A Religio-Cosmological Approach

• “Harmony without Uniformity”: An Asiacentric

• Worldview and Its Communicative Implications

International Cultures:Understanding Diversity

• The Spirituality of “Being” Grace, Tao, and Awaken in Intercultural Communication

• Chimerica: U.S.–China Communication for the Twenty-first Century

• Communicating with Indians

• When Face-to-Face Won’t Work: Use of Informal Intermediaries to Communicate Interpersonally in Sub-Saharan Africa

• Russian Cultural Values and Workplace Communication Patterns

• Ladylike Men and Guyland: Cross-Cultural

• Accomplishments of Masculinities

Recommended Text

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication...Edited by: Jane Jackson

Intercultural Communication: A Reader...LARRY A. SAMOVAR:San Diego State University, Emeritus, RICHARD E. PORTER:California State University, Long Beach, Emeritus, EDWIN R. MCDANIEL: San Diego State University

Assessment criteria

Mid-terms = 30
Finals= 50
Sessional= 20


BS-III ; 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM(Friday)