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ADS715 - Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously coded as:

ASD715

Unit chair:M Kelly
Prerequisite:

 Nil

Corequisite:

 Nil

Incompatible with:

 Nil

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses on the diversity of cultures, how difference between ethnic groups is constructed and how to respond appropriately to difference. It provides the student with an understanding of the principles of cross-cultural communication and practice and development of cultural competency as community development practitioners in different cultural settings. Students will be encouraged to apply and analyse their experiences as case-studies.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • the meanings of culture and how it affects community development practice;

  • the meanings of cultural competence;

  • cultural conflict;

  • cross-cultural communication skills;

  • cross-cultural teamwork in community development;

  • building culturally competent community partnerships;

  • cross-cultural negotiation and conflict resolution.

Assessment

One essay 2000 words 40% and one essay 3000 words 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$755$2184$2815

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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