Intercultural Communication in a Global World (SML3009)

15 credits

The 21st century is characterised by increasing transnational movements (of people, products, socio-cultural practices, etc.) which affect individual and collective perceptions and understanding of one’s own culture, language, and identity. To succeed in such complex multilingual and multicultural environments, intercultural awareness and competence, (the ability to recognise diversity and to function effectively in the culturally-diverse contexts) is fundamental. This module will develop an understanding of complex concepts such as culture, identity, language, prejudice and othering, and will promote the development of intercultural skills in a multicultural working environment to resolve principal communicative challenges. This is of particular relevance when encounters are temporary, as in the case in tourism.