Assessment Assessment task 1:
Essay Objective(s): a and b Weight: 40% Task: Using subject readings, you need to write an essay which explains three of the following: exoticification, othering, race, difference, orientalising, culturalism, representation and illustrates these concepts through an example from popular culture. Identify three ways in which these relate to intercultural/international communication. You need to focus on providing evidence of understanding the core concepts and the readings, with a focus on ideas in the field of intercultural communication rather than a detailed descriptive account of the example from popular culture. The purpose of the assessment is to demonstrate understanding of at least three concepts from the subject using subject readings and the issues these raise for intercultural/international communication. Examples can include books (fiction or non-fiction); current, cult, or classic movies; documentaries; television shows; episodes of a soap opera; lyrics of songs, artworks or exhibitions; plays or performances; tourism guidebooks or inflight airline magazines etc.
Ensure that you draw on readings from week one to ground your discussion in intercultural and international communication. Length: 2000 words excluding references. Due: Thursday 20 April 2017 Submit via Turnitin by 11.59pm on Thursday 20 April Criteria: Quality of understanding of at least three core concepts from the subject Quality of application of core concepts to examples used to illustrate concepts Quality of analysis of concepts in relation to wider context of intercultural/international communication Use of at least five readings off the subject Assessment submitted on time, of appropriate length, properly formatted and in line with Harvard UTS referencing
Assessment task 2:
Group Report and Presentation and Individual Reflection Objective(s): c, d and e Weight: 60% Task: There are three parts to the final assessment: a group report a group presentation an individual reflection. The aim of the assessment is to demonstrate application of the ideas from the readings to a real life example; and to examine personal and professional learning from the subject. The group must follow ethical processes as discussed in class and in the subject readings.
Group report and presentation
Working in groups of three. You need to choose an identifiable ‘intercultural’ group that meets together, and then research the group through its public communication and interview three of its representatives. Do not choose a group of which any team member is a part, or with which you would strongly identify as the object of the research is to encourage intercultural learning. You could choose a cultural group, community cultural organisation, business-based cultural group or society, political group associated with a specific culture, a specific support group etc. The purpose of the interview and research is to provide information to further your learning about intercultural and international communication. The purpose of the group report and presentation is to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and empirical analyses of intercultural communication; to draw on these to explore lived experiences of ‘culture’ and ‘communication’; and to reflect on these to inform personal and professional communications. Group Report Using subject readings across the semester, write a report (in report format with contents page and headings) that addresses the following points: A brief summary about the group and how they are defined. What issues about inter-cultural communication your research raises in relation to subject readings. Which three principles about inter-cultural communication you think are priorities for organisations and workplaces and why. Group Presentation Present a summary of your report in a 10 minute presentation to your workshop group in the final week. Individual Reflection Reflect on your learning drawing from readings, class discussion, research and your own experiences in relation to personal and professional intercultural communication. You should draw on at least 8 readings from the whole subject across the three assessments. It is likely these will be the same readings but the report may use more readings. This means you need to ensure that your use of readings moves beyond those used in the first assessment. You can use some from the first six weeks of the subject. The aim of the tasks is to provide you with different opportunities to demonstrate your understanding of the subject and evidence your personal and professional learning. Length: Group Report: 3000 words + appendices; Individual Reflection: 1000 words; Presentation: 10 minutes