課程介紹

Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication

 

 

About this course:

Introduction to Cross-cultural Communication aims to enhance your understanding of interactions between people of different cultures. You will learn about a well-known cross-cultural theory and how it is relevant to cross-cultural communication. You will also explore a number of key topics in cross-cultural communication. Each unit consists of a video lecture, checkpoint quizzes, discussion activities, and learning resources. After completing the course, you will be able to:  

  • explain the theory and issues in both oral and written forms;
  • understand and analyze cultural differences;
  • identify potential misunderstandings or conflicts in crosscultural situations;
  • develop strategies to cope with crosscultural misunderstandings or conflicts;
  • gain a better understanding of your own culture.

 

Course level: Freshman

Commitment: 3 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

Language: English

How to pass: Pass all required tasks assigned by your instructor

 

Syllabus:

Course Introduction

    • Welcome Video
    • About this course

Unit 1 Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz
    • Discussion
    • Resources

Unit 2 Stereotypes

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz 1
    • Checkpoint Quiz 2
    • Discussion
    • Resources

Unit 3 Education

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz
    • Discussion
    • Resources

Unit 4 PC Language

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz
    • Discussion
    • Resources

Unit 5 Nonverbal Communication

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz 1
    • Checkpoint Quiz 2
    • Discussion
    • Resources

Unit 6 Globalization

    • Video Lecture
    • Checkpoint Quiz
    • Discussion
    • Resources

 

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