Managing Diversity (COMM6531)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To enable students to develop a methodology for learning about culture, assess the influences of culture on communication, and acquire competencies to work in an intercultural setting, from New Zealand to a variety of international contexts. Students also develop an understanding of models of bicultural/intercultural communication in various workplace settings.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Restriction: COMM6431. Pre-requisite: Any other Level 5 course from a degree at Unitec.
Topics include: 

Definitions of culture, intercultural communication, culture shock.
Theories of intercultural communication; significance of cultural dimensions for effective communication, definition of biculturalism in New Zealand and the Treaty of Waitangi and analysis of cultural values and communication practices used by the partners.
Language and culture, nonverbal communication across cultures and application of intercultural communication skills in a work setting.
Decision-making and reasoning as culturally-driven activities, conflict and communication across cultures and interaction of cultural and organisational values.
Negotiation across cultures and global organisations and intercultural communication.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1277

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 LectureThursday11:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
3 May 18 - 7 Jun 18 LectureThursday11:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Communication (Event Management), Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies), Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations).

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