FSK10 East Asian Culture and Communication
Spring 2019Autumn 2019
Basic theories about attitudes, norms and values in intercultural communication relevant to a discussion of Chinese and Japanese behaviour and communication. Culture specific themes: uchi and soto (cf. hierarchy), mianzi (face), guanxi (cf. relationships), honne and tatemae (cf. indirectness).
At the end of this course:
- You are able to identify and reflect on the values underlying behaviour and communication in East Asia with special reference to Japan and China.
- You understand similarities and differences in Scandinavian and East Asian attitudes, norms, and values directing daily life and business practices.
- You have had a first glimpse into Chinese and Japanese languages and communication.
- You have acquired intercultural competence that makes you better able to feel comfortable in business relations with "non-westerners" and, especially, East Asians.
Lectures, discussions, and group work. The course requires the students' active participation.
Credit reduction due to overlap
Overlap with VOA045
Requirements for course approval
Attendance is mandatory for 75 % of the lectures.
Student presentation and active participation in class (40%)
Two written reports (60%). These reports shall be written in English.
Candidates must pass all parts of the exam in the same term.
Grades A - F for the assessment parts and for the overall grade.
A selection of book chapters and articles will be made available on Canvas.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Autumn, offered Autumn 2018
Annelise Ly & Kristin Rygg, Department of professional and intercultural communication (FSK)