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Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Discipline is implemented in the blended learning format: online «Understanding Russians: Context of Intercultural Communications», followed by offline final exam Course prerequisites and formed competencies: The course is an elective designed for first year master students. The study of this discipline is based on the following disciplines: theory and methodology of modern psychology and cross-cultural psychology. The working language of the course is exclusively English, which includes teaching, presentations, and all communications. In order for the student to be able to benefit from the course, an excellent ability to write, comprehend, and speak in English is required.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The purpose of the course is to provide the students with a broad overview of the basic principles governing the past, the present and the future interactions between Russia and the West, with a focus on the culture and national psychology of Russians and Western Europeans.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • 1) Build skills in the analysis of the intercultural communication process using Russian-Western communication as an example.
  • 2) Apply the knowledge of interrelations between different contexts of communication (cultural, institutional, professional, social, interpersonal, etc.) to the cultural history and national psychology of Russians.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Introduction to the Course 
  • Topic 2.  Intercultural Communication as an Academic Discipline
  • Topic 3.  Culture in Intercultural Communication
  • Topic 4.  Theory of Communication
  • Topic 5.  Culture’s Impact on Communication: Politeness
  • Topic 6. Communication in Organizational Contexts
  • Topic 7. Social Stratification and Occupational Cultures in Russia
  • Topic 8. Interpersonal Communication
  • Topic 9. Culture as a Narrative
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Essay + 0.7 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Patel, F., Sooknanan, P., & Li, M. (2011). Intercultural Communication : Building a Global Community. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=385324
  • Shiraev, E., & Levy, D. A. (2016). Cross-Cultural Psychology : Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, Fifth Edition (Vol. Fifth edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1028566

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Lane, S. D. (2016). Interpersonal Communication : Competence and Contexts (Vol. Second edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1259028
  • Piller, I. (2011). Intercultural Communication : A Critical Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=370802
  • Scollon, R., Jones, R. H., & Scollon, S. W. (2011). Intercultural Communication : A Discourse Approach (Vol. 3rd ed). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=471145