Introduction to Intercultural Communication
This course introduces you to the fundamental principles and issues of intercultural communication from an interdisciplinary perspective. It proposes to develop a perception of and appreciation for different cultural perspectives and values.
The course consists of five themes available through the links in the column on the left. You are required to go through all the material (readings, pdfs, videos) independently, and complete the given assignments. You can complete the assignments at your own pace. See instructions for the assignments on the "Guidelines for writing the assignments" page.
During the course you will also watch some short web videos. In order to view the videos, you need a fairly quick internet access (e.g. cable modem, ADSL) and the new QuickTime -player (at least the 6.1. version of QuickTime). You can download this program for free from the internet http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/
If you have problems with the web videos, please e-mail to the Information Management Centre’s personnel (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions related to the contents of the course, you can contact the examiner.
* * *Instructions for University of Jyväskylä students * * *
The timetable for the course is 16.1.13 - 27.2.13. The course includes three face-to-face meetings in addition to the online content and tasks. Times and places for these meetings can be found from Korppi. The final and absolute deadline for handing in your assignments is 3.3.2013. Assignments arriving after that date will not be accepted. Put all five assignments into one (not 5) Word or PDF document in 12 point Times New Roman, with 1.5 spacing, 2.5 cm margins; e-mail it to the examiner (marko.siitonen [at] jyu.fi) as an attachment. Please, add your name and birth date to your document. The course will be assessed on a scale from 1 ("weak") to 5 ("outstanding") (0 being "failed").
* * *Instructions for students of the Open University of Jyväskylä * * *
Students of the Open University write the assignments according to instructions found from Intercultural Studies service pages. If you have any questions, please contact Course secretary Riina Kärkkäinen email@example.com.
Enjoy the course!