School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations
To enhance your employability by enabling you to acquire the knowledge and understanding, skills and aptitudes required for a career in cross-cultural communication and international relations in the public, private or non-profit sector.You take modules in language and communication (60 credits); modules in international relations (60 credits) and complete a dissertation or research portfolio (60 credits).Language and communication modules cover: language and cross-cultural communication; professional communication; interpersonal communication; socolinguistics; bilingualism and bilingual education; media communications in contemporary society; media as communication - critical discourse analysis of media texts.Modules in international relations cover topics such as: international relations theory; the politics of global change; international environmental politics; the international political economy of East Asia; integration in Europe; the politics of representation; Asia/media/the West.Teaching is by lectures, case-based workshops, interactive seminars, and individual tutorials. Assessment is by course work (examinations, oral presentations and submitted work) and the research portfolio. The research portfolio (60 credits) is different from a conventional dissertation. It consists of a set of country files, where you discuss the core cultural values of a target country and their implications for cross-cultural communication.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission