6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
- Summer semester A 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
- This unit is an international study programinternational study program (http://future.arts.monash.edu/learning-abroad) at Prato that requires an application to be enrolled and may incur additional cost.
- The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
- This is an Arts enrichment unitArts enrichment unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-01.html).
The unit aims to equip students with intercultural skills which will enable them to effectively engage in global networks. Introducing students to Cultural Intelligence, the unit will provide critical tools for intercultural management, a key competency for studying and working in transnational environments. Students will complete guided intercultural interactions in and outside classroom, in order to produce written self-reflection on their cultural experience. Regardless of disciplinary background, activities proposed to students in this unit (e.g. case studies, role plays, simulations, reflective journal, online forum) will train them to efficiently interact with, and to engage in local and regional environments. Fostering crucial graduate attributes such as cross-cultural collaboration, teamwork, cultural awareness and critical thinking, this unit will enable students to build their profile as global leaders.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:
- Have developed critical understanding of the key concepts and models of Intercultural Communication Competences.
- Have learnt to identify and analyse intercultural differences in specific multicultural context.
- Have gained knowledge on cross-cultural issues.
- Have been exposed to tools and practices enhancing intercultural sensitivity and adaptability.
- Be able to apply principles of cross- and intercultural engagement in various contexts.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
English as an international language
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.