AIS101 - Intercultural Communication


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour recorded class, 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


Intercultural communication is a vital personal and professional skill in the C21. This unit provides a practical introduction to intercultural communication in order to assist students in developing their intercultural competence. Through a combination of classes, guided discussion, personal reflection and practical exercises, students will develop an understanding of what culture and communication is (including emerging 'digital' practices), how culture influences communication, and what it means to be an effective intercultural communicator in a world experiencing new forms of online communities and behaviours. The unit is divided into three parts: the meaning of culture and cultural dimensions; developing intercultural communication competency; negotiating and resolving cultural conflicts. The unit draws of literature from the fields of social psychology, cultural anthropology and communication.The unit is action-orientated, with students encouraged to draw on their own experiences as well as the case studies and examples presented during the unit.

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