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21F.019 / 21F.021 Communicating Across Cultures, Spring 2003

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dc.contributor.author Widdig, Bernd
dc.contributor.author Breslow, Lori
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2003
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-02T07:09:46Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-02T07:09:46Z
dc.date.issued 2003-06
dc.identifier 21F.019-Spring2003
dc.identifier.other 21F.019
dc.identifier.other 21F.021
dc.identifier.other IMSCP-MD5-4149e383430eea9f222b0707f23b1317
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/36356
dc.description.abstract In an increasingly interconnected world, communicating across cultures is a crucial skill in the international networks of business, science, and technology. Subject examines a range of communication styles and techniques resulting from different cultural norms and traditions. It begins with a general theoretical framework and then moves into case studies. Topics include understanding the relationship between communication and culture, differences in verbal and non-verbal communication styles, barriers to intercultural communication, modes of specific cross-cultural communication activities (e.g. argumentation, negotiation, conflict resolution) and intercultural adjustment. Case studies explore specific ways of communicating in Asian and European cultures. Graduate students are expected to complete additional assignments. Taught in English. From the course home page: Course Description It has become commonplace knowledge that globalization is one of the major forces shaping our world. If we look at the spread of information, ideas, capital, media, cultural artifacts--or for that matter, people--we can see the boundaries and borders that have historically separated one country or one group from another are becoming more and more permeable. For proof of this close to home, you need only to look at the composition of the MIT student body: 8 percent of the undergraduates and 37 percent of the graduate students are from 109 different countries. "Communicating Across Cultures" is designed to help you meet the challenges of living in a world in which, increasingly, you will be asked to interact with people who may not be like you in fundamental ways. Its primary goals are to help you become more sensitive to intercultural communication differences, and to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will help you interact successfully with people from cultures other than your own. We hope the course will accomplish those goals by exposing you to some of the best writers and scholars on the subject of intercultural communication, and by giving you a variety of opportunities to practice intercultural communication yourself. As you read the syllabus for this course, we hope you get a sense of our commitment to making this course a rewarding experience for you. en
dc.language.iso en-US
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dc.subject Cross-cultural en
dc.subject business en
dc.subject science en
dc.subject technology en
dc.subject communication styles en
dc.subject communication techniques en
dc.subject cultural norms en
dc.subject tradition en
dc.subject communication en
dc.subject culture en
dc.subject verbal communication en
dc.subject non-verbal communication en
dc.subject intercultural communication en
dc.subject argumentation en
dc.subject negotiation en
dc.subject conflict resolution en
dc.subject intercultural adjustment en
dc.subject Asian culture en
dc.subject European culture en
dc.subject 21F.019 en
dc.subject 21F.021 en
dc.subject.lcsh Communication and culture en
dc.title 21F.019 / 21F.021 Communicating Across Cultures, Spring 2003 en
dc.title.alternative Communicating Across Cultures en
dc.audience.educationlevel Graduate
dc.audience.educationlevel Undergraduate
dc.subject.cip 059999 en
dc.subject.cip Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other en


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