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Approx. 26 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks, 3-4 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course

2 videos (Total 6 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Meet the Team3m
2 readings
F.A.Q.10m
Grading and Requirements10m
2 hours to complete

Intercultural Communication as an Academic Discipline

7 videos (Total 90 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1.2 What is Intercultural Communication?9m
1.3 History of Intercultural Communication: An Overview.17m
1.4 Intercultural Communication in the Context of Other Disciplines.12m
1.5 Different Approaches to Intercultural Communications. Relations Between Culture and Language.12m
1.6 Role of Context. Formats of Intercultural Communication. Definition of Intercultural Communication.17m
1.7 Structure of the Course.7m
4 readings
Weekly Reading10m
Note to Quiz 110m
Links featured in lecture videos10m
Lecture Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 118m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Culture in Intercultural Communication

12 videos (Total 151 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
2.2. Components and Characteristics of Culture14m
2.3. Culture's Dimensions: Value Orientations13m
2.4. Cultural Orientations Model (COM)11m
2.5 Culture's Consequences14m
2.6. Cultural Knowledge and Stereotypes13m
2.7. Interview: Stereotypes about Russia, Expats' Opinions (A. Skaya and M. Johnston)7m
2.8. Basic Values of Russian Culture17m
2.9. Russian Cultural Dimensions: Environment and Time14m
2.10. Russian Cultural Dimensions: Time and Action12m
2.11. Interview: Expert (I. Gnoensky) on Importance of Intercultural Studies.6m
2.12 Interview: Expert (I. Gnoensky) on goal-setting and responsibility-taking in Russian business culture.8m
4 readings
Weekly Reading10m
Note to Quiz 210m
Links featured in lecture videos10m
Lecture Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 242m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Theory of Communication

9 videos (Total 130 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
3.2. Language as a Means of Communication14m
3.3. Discourse Approach to Communication15m
3.4. Communication as Transaction. Communication Functions15m
3.5. Interview: Experts (M. Johnston, A. Skaya) about Communication and Language Barriers in Business in Russia6m
3.6. More about ommunication: Levels, Models, Pragmatic Competencies19m
3.7. Language Functions16m
3.8. Linguistic Instruments of Human Interaction: The Cooperative Principle15m
3.9. Speech Acts Theory: Cross-cultural Aspects13m
4 readings
Weekly Reading10m
Note to Quiz 310m
References to works quoted in lecture videos10m
Lecture Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 340m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Culture’s Impact on Communication: Politeness

11 videos (Total 144 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
4.2. Face Threatening Acts and Politeness18m
4.3. Power and Distance Cross-culturally13m
4.4. Pragmatic Control Principle7m
4.5. Politeness systems: Where do Russians belong?14m
4.6. Culturally Determined Forms of Communication14m
4.7. Russian Communication Style13m
4.8. Features to Compare12m
4.9. Russian Communication: Expressive Use of Language7m
4.10. Summary of Culture's Influence on Communication14m
4.11. Interview: Expert (I. Gnoensky) Analyzes Peer-Review Assignment18m
3 readings
Weekly Reading10m
Note to Quiz 410m
Lecture Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 444m
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Mira Bergelson

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Philological Faculty

About National Research University Higher School of Economics

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