|Course Title||International Cultural Communication|
|Institution||University of Ostroh Academy|
1. AIM OF THE COURSE
The topic the course deals both with the common views on the international relations and the special ones. This course introduces different features of international cultural communication to the students.
Nonstate actors, mass media, Internet, psycholinguistic aspects of communication between different cultural groups, between and above states are main points which make understanding of the global world process more effective. Special emphasis is made on the self and mediated communication, self and face-to-face communication.
The aim of the course is also to analyze the links between culture and discourse systems.
We consider that in order to do well, students have to:
2. ROLE OF THE COURSE IN THE OVERALL DEGREE CURRICULM
The course International Cultural Communication is being taught by the Faculty of Cultural Studies. The faculty members consider the world intercultural movement development process to be one of the major ones. The course prepares the students for working in the outer intercultural, international space.
3. METHODS USED
We use lectures, discussions, computer work, case studies, and games for training to learn. We model various situations in communication between intercultural contacts not only to know them well and recognize in future work, but to make sure that such kinds of situations can be and should be under the professional control and responsibility.
So our pedagogic methods are chosen in accordance to theoretical and practical levels that are required in global modern society.
4. COURSE CONTENT
Week 1. The Evolution of International Relations
Ian Clark Globalization and International Relations. Theory, Oxford, 1999, 1-12
Frederic S. Pearson; J. Martin Rochester International Relations. The Global Condition in the Late Twentieth Century /third edition, 1992
The Value of Liberalism in the World Culture
Zdenek Suda and Jiri Musil The Meaning of Liberalism East and West: CEU Press, 2000
Week 2. International Organizations: Links between Government and between People
Frederic S. Pearson; J. Martin Rochester International Relations: The Global Conditions in the Twentieth Century Third Editions, 1992 339-378
Werner J. Feld and Roberts Jordan, International Organizations: A Comparative Approach, Inded. New-York: Praeger, 1988
Richard A. Falk and Saul H. Mendlivitz, eds., Regional Politics and World Order. San Francesco: W.H.Freeman, 1973
Weeks 3-4. Intercultural Communications
Ron Scollon; Suzanne Wong Scollon. Intercultural Communication Blackwell: Oxford UK and Cambridge USA, 1999 125-161, 1-47, 167-192
Weeks 5-6. The Self and Mediated Communication
Grodin D. Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 1991 404-420
Grodin D., T.R. Lindlof. The self and Mediated Communication pp. 3-11.
Priest P.J. Public intimacies: Talk show participants and tell-all TV Cresskill, NJ: Hampton
White M. Tell advising: therapeutic discourse in America television. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992
Cliffird J. Traveling cultures. In L.Grossberg, C. Nelson, L.P. Cultural Studies (pp 96-116) New-York: Routledge
Biling M. Arguing and thinking . London Cambridge University Press, 1987
Bruner J.Acts of meaning Cambridge, MA: Mariard University Press
Fiske J. Understanding popular cultural London Unwin Hyman, 1989
Ro Shields Cultures of Internet SAGE publications, 1998 58-70; 75-85; 120-123
Week 7. Toward the XXI Century: Onward and Upward
Frederic S. Pearson; J. Martin Rochester International Relations: The Global Conditions in the Twentieth Century Third Editions, pp.572-573
Ron Scollon; Suzanne Wong Scollon. Intercultural Communication Blackwell: Oxford UK and Cambridge USA, 1999.-245-252
Colin V. Human Attachment New York, 1996
Kurtines W. The Role of Values in Psychology and Human Development. New York, 1992
Vander Lander J. Human Development. New York, 1995
Mandatory and recommended reading is presented in the end of every week of study.