University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

LING 2038 - Cross Cultural Communication

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: 2 x 1000 words or equivalent practical assignments, 2500 word essay or equivalent report
Syllabus:

Misunderstandings often arise when speakers of different languages, or indeed speakers of the same language communicate. Some misunderstandings are easily identified and rectified or may be of little consequences. At other times there can be a complete breakdown in communication. Serious miscommunication can even result when neither party is aware that there is any problem. Both parties may think that the other is understanding perfectly what they are saying, though a major misunderstanding is unfolding resulting in misdiagnosis, mistreatment, gross injustice, financial penalty or the like. The course seeks to identify and make explicit sources of misunderstanding through practical investigation of interactions in a range of contexts. It will specifically address the use of interpreters, the role of dialectal differences and different cultural scripts (including subcultures within the same language group). Practical means of identifying and minimising misunderstandings will be promoted. This course will be of interest to a wide range of students, including students of Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing and other health professions, Law, Media, Education, Social Work, languages etc.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21988 LE01 90 57 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 10am - 12pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 10am - 12pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20100 TU04 30 10 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
21993 TU02 26 13 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 24 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room