Units of Study

ASNS6906 - Communicating in Asian Contexts

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nerida Ruth Jarkey

Description

This unit takes a cross-cultural approach to analysing the interactions of speakers of Asian languages and other language backgrounds, both Asian and non-Asian. Theoretical approaches are introduced through case studies, focusing on cultural key words, language systems and interaction styles. Students will reflect on their own cultures, languages and interaction styles, and undertake 'cross-cultural' or 'intercultural' research, using secondary and primary sources (including videos, interviews, chat rooms). This is not a language unit; no knowledge of Asian languages is assumed.

Assessments

online learning activities (equivalent to 500wd) (10%), groupwork data-gathering and presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (20%), 1x2000wd report/essay (35%), 1x1hr exam (equivalent to 1000wd) (35%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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