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INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
COMUNICAZIONE INTERCULTURALE

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Susanna Pigliapochi Monday 14h00 - 15h00, at CISDEL, via Veterani 36 (starting from Monday 7th October). To set up an appointment please send an e-mail to: susanna.pigliapochi@uniurb.it
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
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Learning Objectives

The main goal of the course is to build up students' intercultural communicative competence, delivering specific knowledge in the following areas:
1. Intercultural Communicative Competence

2. Intercultural Communication

3. Pragmatics: discourse and conversation analysis

Students will familiarize themselves with intercultural theories and principles in lectures and will be invited to apply their knowledge to practical cases of intercultural communication in order to train their independent thinking during interactive lectures. The Moodle platform will be used to host group and  pair work activities on the topics presented in  the course.

Students will reflect on the main intercultural strategies which constitute the core  of the professional profile of a  linguistic-cultural mediator.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: students will be able to explain the topics that concern intercultural communication. To this end, lectures and interactive activities will be implemented;

Applying knowledge and understanding: students will be able to apply their knowledge to face-to-face and online hands-on activities focusing on intercultural communication;

Making judgements: students will be able to evaluate the degree of efficacy of communication processes in intercultural contexts and will be able to plan solutions to solve communication problems. Short videos focusing on intercultural miscommunication will be shown and evaluated in class; moreover, students will be assigned activities to be carried out online;

Communication: students will be able to interact effectively and collaboratively in intercultural contexts.  To reach this goal, students will give individual and group  presentations  in class and will post comments and ideas, on Moodle,  triggering discussion;

Lifelong learning skills: students will be able to identify and analyze intercultural events autonomously. To this end, workshops and interviews will be organized.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics
  • Teacher-fronted lectures
  • Interactive lectures
  • Interviews to Erasmus and Italian students
  • Groupwork and written assignments
  • Presentations
Course books
  • Balboni E.P., Caon F.,  La comunicazione interculturale, Marsilio Ed., Venezia, 2015;
  • Bettoni C., Usare un'altra lingua. Guida alla pragmatica interculturale, Laterza Ed., Roma, 2006 (cap 3-4-5);
  • Giaccardi C., La comunicazione interculturale nell'era digitale, il Mulino Ed., 2012.
Assessment

The oral exam will include the pragmatic analysis of conversation transcripts. Attending students will be assessed on the basis of their knowledge of the theoretical concepts introduced in the course (50%), their ability to apply their knowledge to practical cases of intercultural communication (30%), their subject-specific communication skills (10%), and their degree of in-class and online participation (10%).

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books
  • Balboni E.P., Caon F.,  La comunicazione interculturale, Marsilio Ed., Venezia, 2015;
  • Bettoni C., Usare un'altra lingua. Guida alla pragmatica interculturale, Laterza Ed., Roma, 2006 (cap 3-4-5);
  • Giaccardi C., La comunicazione interculturale nell'era digitale, il Mulino Ed., 2012.

One of the following volumes:

  • Scollon R. Scollon S.W., Intercultural Communication. A Discourse Approach, Blackwell, Oxford, 2002
  • Adorno C., Che cos'è la pragmatica linguistica, Carocci, 2009;
Assessment

Oral exam focusing on the reading materials assigned. Students will be assessed on the basis of their knowledge of the concepts introduced in the reading materials (60%), their ability to think critically about the topics assigned (30%), and their subject-specific communication skills (10%).

Notes

Only attending students have to study the teaching materials available on Moodle.

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography given by the instructor.

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