Short Title:Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication
Full Title:Cross Cultural Awareness and Communication
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CCAC H3001
 
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:MAIREAD POWER
Module Description:The focus of this module will be to: Appreciate differing cultural value systems/cultural identity/awareness of cultural barriers. Investigate cultural geopolitics. Examine the concept of global citizenship with multiple and overlapping identities. Understand the process of acculturation. Focus on cultural and regional differences in the world of business. Appreciate different language registers. Analyse verbal and non-verbal communication. Devise strategies to help minimise conflict in a multi-cultural work environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Become aware of their own cultural background and how it affect their world view, values, assumptions, and identity
LO2 Become aware of the contrasting value systems of others
LO3 Be able to minimise problems resulting from cultural differences
LO4 Develop an awareness and sensitivity to both verbal and non verbal communication
LO5 Engage and communicate effectively in the work environment
LO6 Engage and communicate effectively in the work environment and understand different language registers
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Lectures
n/a
100.00%
Detailed Content
The focus of this module will be to: Appreciate differing cultural value systems/cultural identity/awareness of cultural barriers. Investigate cultural geopolitics. Examine the concept of global citizenship with multiple and overlapping identities. Understand the process of acculturation. Focus on cultural and regional differences in the world of business. Appreciate different language registers. Analyse verbal and non-verbal communication. Devise strategies to help minimise conflict in a multi-cultural work environment.
100.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report CULTURAL INTERVIEW REPORT Students will conduct a cultural interview with someone from a different cultural background to themselves. This will be examined via a short presentation which will include comments on the interviewer’s experience and insights gained regarding how one’s cultural heritage impacts on one’s experiences. 1,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
Project REFLECTIVE WORK based on 8 weeks of group discussion. Students will examine their own cultural identities and how their cultural & linguistic heritage shapes their world view, relationships, expectations, experiences and communication styles both positively and negatively. Their own world view will become more obvious through discussion groups composed of differing nationalities. 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment CURRENT GEO POLITICS IN EUROPE Media analysis to examine political, and social trends across Europe. 1,2,4,6 30.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 5 Elective