Crossing Bridges: Communicating between Cultures
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Communication, Intercultural Communications
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
How people negotiate meaning across cultural boundaries, with special reference to the differing expressions of politeness, cultural sensitivity, negotiation, explicit & covert language, & their relation to local & international cultures.
COMU1002 is a first-year introductory and survey course in communicating between cultures. It is intended for students from any discipline, and does not assume previous knowledge of languages or cultures.
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- understand the complexities of communicating across cultural boundaries;
- analyze the factors facilitating and hindering intercultural communication;
- relate these factors to actual situations, and to their treatment in the literature;
- read the literature with understanding and critical awareness, and apply it to the analysis of communicating situations, contexts and issues.
2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
Group Project: 25%
In Class Quiz: 20%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.