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Introduction to Intercultural Communication

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Course ID: 4018-KONW105 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.0 / (0220) Humanities (except languages), not further defined
Course title: Introduction to Intercultural Communication Name in Polish: Wprowadzenie do komunikacji międzykulturowej
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

The course aims to familiarize students with problems of communication in intercultural contacts, from the perspective of cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, and ethnohistory. It is based on reading theoretical works and those presenting case studies from the aforementioned areas.

Full description:

The course aims to familiarize students with problems of communication in intercultural contacts, from the perspective of cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, and ethnohistory. It is based on reading theoretical works and those presenting case studies from the aforementioned areas. Each participant will be obligated to present one of the texts in the form of a short (15-20 min.) report. The remaining time in class will be devoted to a discussion helping students gain a deeper insight into the issues covered in a given text. The topics of classes:

- culture as a system of signs: structuralism

- the symbolic concept of culture: interpretative anthropology

- communication theories

- nonverbal communication (communication through clothing, gesture, art, landscape, etc.)

- ritual communication, theatrical analogy in culture

- cultural determinants of classification of reality

- linguistic images of the world

- communication strategies in situations of cultural contact

- problems of cultural translation

- cultural syncretism, linguistic changes

- intercultural communication in the context of globalization

- discourse and the negotiation of meanings

Bibliography:

Jerzy Bartmiński, red. Językowy obraz świata, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin, 1999.

Roland Barthes, Mitologie, Wydawnictwo KR, Warszawa, 2000.

James Clifford, Kłopoty z kulturą, Wydawnictwo KR, Warszawa, 2000.

Mary Douglas, Ukryte znaczenia, Wydawnictwo Marek Derewiecki, Kęty, 2007.

Clifford Geertz, Wiedza lokalna, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków, 2005.

Erving Goffman, Człowiek w teatrze życia codziennego, Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, Warszawa, 1981.

Kluczowe pojęcia w komunikowaniu i badaniach kulturowych, red. T. O’Sullivan et al., Wydawnictwo Astrum, Wrocław, 2005.

Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Komunikacja rytualna, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków, 2003.

Marshall D. Sahlins, Jak myślą „tubylcy”: o kapitanie Cooku, na przykład, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków, 2007.

Edward W. Said, Orientalizm, Wydawnictwo Zysk i S-ka, Poznań, 2005.

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Surowe i gotowane, Wydawnictwo Aletheia, Warszawa, 2010.

Learning outcomes:

- participants will gain knowledge on different perspectives in cultural anthropology, in particular those related to intercultural communication, and will familiarize themselves with texts that are fundamental for those perspectives;

- they will develop the ability to build a cohesive speech and public presentation of a report within a set time frame;

- they will develop their skills in critical analysis of texts, interpretation of texts of culture, and presenting arguments in an academic discussion.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Students will be evaluated based on regular, active attendance, being prepared for class (reading texts and preparing reports), and the ability to use information from their reading in the discussion (30% of the grade). Credits will be based on an essay (6-10 pages) on a topic agreed upon with the teacher and related to intercultural communication (70% of the grade). Two unexcused absences per semester are allowed.

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