Identity, Culture and Communication

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Identity, Culture and Communication

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Intercultural Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    The course critically examines the relationships between culture, identity and communication.
    Course Introduction
    This course introduces you to the fundamental topics, theories, concepts, and skills that are at the centre of communication, culture, and identities. The general goal of this course is to help you develop an understanding of culture, to appreciate the challenges different cultures present to people during communication, and to learn how to deal with the challenges.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Build knowledge of concepts and principles regarding communication between people from different cultures.
    • Critically reflect on how your own culture can influence the way through which you view yourself and others.
    • Compare and evaluate verbal/nonverbal communication styles and patterns of various cultures.
    • Develop insights into social, political, and historical dimensions of cultural and national identities.
    • Become more willing, self-reflective, flexible and open in intercultural communication.
    • Competently use the mass media and face-to-face interaction skills to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
    Class Contact
    1 Lecture hour, 2 Tutorial hours
    Assessment Summary
    Essay: 25%
    Report: 35%
    Final Exam: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.