Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN2033 English: Intercultural Communication 2–3 ECTS
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Elizabeth Nyman
Preceding studies
Open to University of Turku international students, and exchange students if there are free places

Keywords

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1

General description

The course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Intercultural Communication (ICC). Discussion in class is based on students' own experience related to topics from ICC literature.

Planned times for teaching: Once a year.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should:
- be able to understand the complexity of language, communication in the context of the attitudes, beliefs and values underlying ICC contexts;
- be able to use the special vocabulary related to the field of ICC;
- be able to refer to research that has been carried out in the field;
- be able to relate the issues presented in the course to their own experience;
- be able to present their ideas in a talk to others;
- be able to write about a topic related to an ICC context (for extra credit).

Contents

- based on theory: handouts based on ICC literature
- topics such as cultural values, identities, histories, cultural transition and conflict.
- One half of each class will focus on the above perspectives; the other half will be for discussion.
- Students will also give a short presentation on an ICC-related topic of their choice.
- For extra credit (1 op), students can write a paper on a topic related to the course content and/or their own individual experience / field of study.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

It is hoped that the course will have a mixture of students from different nationalities with 50% Finnish students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work 22 h 0 h
Independent work 31 h 0 h

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Competence-based examination
  • In English

If any places are available, exchange students are welcome.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail.
Attendance: 10/11 classes or extra work; active participation; oral presentation and class tasks.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn
2. year spring
3. year autumn
3. year spring
4. year autumn
4. year spring
5. year autumn
5. year spring
6. year autumn
6. year spring

Not intended for first year students.

Study materials

Material provided by the teacher and on Moodle 2.

Belongs to following study modules

Centre for Language and Communication Studies
2014–2015
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Centre for Language and Communication St./Spanish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Italian
Centre for Language and Communication St./Japanese
Centre for Language and Communication St./Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Centre for Language and Comm.Stud./Speech Comm.
Centre for Language and Communication St./French
Centre for Language and Communication St./Swedish
Centre for Language and Communication St./German
Centre for Language and Communication St./Finnish
Centre for Language and Communication St./Russian
Languages