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CAC Syllabus and Deadlines Aug 30, 2023 CAC This course offers a critical approach to the field of Cross-Cultural Communication by introducing students to ideas of ‘culture’ and ‘identity’. An Essay Writing Top Tips Aug 22, 2023 CAC & Writing Introduction (TOPIC - explain what you are going to do) (BODY - do what you said you were going to do) First body para Second body para Third body CAC 1 Aug 16, 2023 CAC Who am I? Who are you? What is this course about? What is it not about? Nothing to prepare for the first week. Before the class ends, here will be a CAC Essay Information Aug 16, 2023 CAC As noted in the syllabus there are two parts to the final grade for this course, participation (30%) and a final essay (70%). The ‘final essay’ CAC 2 Aug 15, 2023 CAC This session looks at the birth of studies of ‘Cross/Intercultural Communication’. E.T. Hall and the Foreign Service Institute. “The Silent CAC 3 Aug 14, 2023 CAC Changing conceptions of the notion of ‘culture’. How did we get to where we are now? Culture as ‘growth’, culture as a ‘standard’, the emergence of CAC 4 Aug 13, 2023 CAC Postwar thinking on ‘culture’, the culture onion. Norms, values and beliefs. Cultural relativism and complexity. Download slides - PDF Dahl, S. CAC 5 Aug 12, 2023 CAC Quantitative approaches, survey methodology. The influence of Hofstede and Trompenaars. Read the McSweeney paper below Look through the slides CAC 6 Aug 11, 2023 CAC This week we take a look at how academics, and others, have tried to find ways to identify and discuss some sort of ‘proxy’ for ‘cultural’ CAC 7 Aug 10, 2023 CAC The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, languages and perception, national languages. Leave a comment on the manaba forum telling us about useful words and CAC 8 Aug 9, 2023 CAC This session introduces some basic approaches and findings from the field of ‘Sociolinguistics’: how societies and social groups use language to CAC 9 Aug 8, 2023 CAC Facial expressions, proxemics, gesture and ‘paralanguage’ as bearers of social meaning. As usual, check out the materials. Leave a comment in the CAC 10 Aug 7, 2023 CAC Feedback and discussion of essay topics CAC 11 Aug 6, 2023 CAC What is ‘time’? What do human beings around the world think about time? Do we all agree on how time works? Also a brief look at ‘Chronemics’ and CAC 12 Aug 5, 2023 CAC Proxemics. The culture and conceptions of position and direction. Language and space. Read the reading, Brown and Levinson 1993 look through the CAC 13 Aug 4, 2023 CAC read the reading look through the slides Download slides - PDF ‘Transition Shock’ in Bennett, M. J. (1998). Basic concepts of intercultural CAC 14 Aug 3, 2023 CAC Read the reading Check out the slides. Prepare to hand in “Reflection Paper 4” Get ready to hand in that final essay - feel free to get in touch by CAC 15 Aug 2, 2023 CAC Awareness of multiplicity of ‘identity’ Freedoms and constraints in identity choice Distinguish personal and social identity Introduction to