104年第1學期-1590 商務英語時事分析 課程資訊
|cultural peer-and-self assessment||10|
|daily||40||assignment, in-class exercise, class discussion, group activities|
The course is divided into two sections. The first component (Lectures 1-9) focuses on understanding the inter-culture and global issues. The latter part of the course (Lectures 10-18) examines globle issues in order to understand differences in the communication, and how those differences are linked to cultural variables.
The course will be conducted as a seminar: that is, it will be highly interactive with most course time devoted to discussion, exercises, and student-presented reports. Please make every effort to come to class since much of the success of the course - as well as the benefit you will derive from it - will depend on your own participation.
There are 5 objectives we hope to accomplish during the semester. They are:
1. Understand the role of communication in culture and nations.
2. Recognize cultural variables.
- Every culture is confronted with a series of questions it tries to answer in a variety of ways. The goal is to give you a framework that will enable you to analyze and understand the cultures with which you will have contact.3. Familiarize yourself with the communication norms, rituals of other cultures.
- Through a series of case studies in the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the specific communication practices that exist countries. If some members of the class are from those countries, we hope they will become "informants" to add to our knowledge.
4. Learn to identify those communication behaviors that can interfere with effective intercultural communication.
5. Practice performing communication activities as they would be done in other places.
- Exploring how speaking, listening, and communicating nonverbally differ from culture to culture. In-class exercises will give you the chance to practice communication skills as they are performed in other places.
-Through presentations and reports you will create teams.
This course is to help students improve listening, speaking and writing abilities concerning global business subjects through film viewing.