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ET916 - Critical issues in Intercultural Politics

  • Module code: ET916
  • Module name: Critical issues in Intercultural Politics
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Intercultural communication is often overwhelmingly viewed as a positive phenomenon. However, recent global events have indicated that relations between different ‘cultures’ can also give rise to relations of violence, destruction and negativity. This course will consider a range of contexts relating to the political, private and corporate spheres in which intercultural communication can become problematic. In the political sphere, it will address the themes of terrorism, security, deradicalisation and conflict resolution. It will also examine issues which impact on the corporate environment such as ecology, crisis management, aid and aspects of international development. Within these two areas, a focus will also be maintained on more personal issues of ethics and identity.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students willshould be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the political relations of intercultural communication and ethical concerns which arise out the political relations entailed in intercultural communication, and to act upon their knowledge and awareness of the political relations of intercultural communication as they relate to contemporary global issues in their sites of professional engagement.

Timetabled teaching activities

16 hours in Term 2, made up of interactive lectures/seminars

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/msc/mscprogramme/mac_icbp_optional_modules/

Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET916-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (X9PJ) - Year 3