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

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Show simple item record Widdig, Bernd en_US Breslow, Lori en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2003 en_US 2003-06
dc.identifier 21F.019-Spring2003
dc.identifier local: 21F.019
dc.identifier local: 21F.021
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-4149e383430eea9f222b0707f23b1317
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_US
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dc.subject Cross-cultural en_US
dc.subject business en_US
dc.subject science en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject communication styles en_US
dc.subject communication techniques en_US
dc.subject cultural norms en_US
dc.subject tradition en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject verbal communication en_US
dc.subject non-verbal communication en_US
dc.subject intercultural communication en_US
dc.subject argumentation en_US
dc.subject negotiation en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject intercultural adjustment en_US
dc.subject Asian culture en_US
dc.subject European culture en_US
dc.subject 21F.019 en_US
dc.subject 21F.021 en_US
dc.subject Communication and culture en_US
dc.title 21F.019 / 21F.021 Communicating Across Cultures, Spring 2003 en_US
dc.title.alternative Communicating Across Cultures en_US

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