|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
Course Name: Cross-Cultural Communication
Course Objective: To think about the conflict and difficulties that arise when people communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds. Hopefully, by the end of this course students will have developed the critical thinking skills and awareness of cross-cultural ideas that are necessary for successful communication across cultural divides.
Students are required to be present for every class. (please be sure to participate in the first class if you plan to en-roll in this course.)
In the first half of the course students will participate in group activities and discussions on various topics about cross-cultural communication. In the latter half of the course, students will prepare and present in groups a presentation on a particular topic discussed throughout the course.
(please note that the exact content of the syllabus will be decided according to the students' backgrounds and interests.)
group activities, discussions, and presentations
References will be introduced throughout the course as appropriate.
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their participation and contribution in class, submission of learning-journals, and presentations.
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