INTLC101-20B (HAM)

International Languages and Cultures

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper will introduce students to major world cultures and languages in a comparative context.

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Paper Structure

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After an introduction about languages and cultures, there will be contributions from Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, the four specializations offered by the International Languages and Cultures Programme (INTLC). Due to the pandemic lectures will be conducted online and assessments will be uploaded on Moodle. In addition,

  • the course material will be available to students in a timely manner - at the latest by the day and time of what would have been the scheduled lecture.
  • tutorial material will be properly sequenced so that it is available in time for students to view it before attending relevant face-to-face activities.
  • options for remote access to learning activities will be clearly indicated and explained in Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • achieve basic literacy in four major world cultures
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  • gain a comparative understanding of major international cultures
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  • gain a critical understanding of culture and diversity
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Assessment

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Please make sure you submit your assignments online at the due times listed in the schedule.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Spanish. Short Essay
4 Aug 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Spanish. Quiz
25 Aug 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. French. Quiz
28 Aug 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. French. Short essay
4 Sep 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. China/ Japan Short Essay 1
5 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. China/Japan Quiz
16 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. China/Japan Short Essay 2
23 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Please consult with each lecture for required readings and other content material.
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Recommended Readings

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There is no required textbook for this paper. Lecturers will recommend reading via Moodle or in class.

For the first lecture and as a framework for the paper, see:

Jackson, J. (2014). Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication. London: Routledge.

For general background reading we recommend the Cambridge University Press series:

Louie, K. (ed.). (2008). The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture.
Hewitt, N. (Ed.).( 2003). The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture.
Sugimoto, Y. (Ed.). (2009). The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture.
Gies, D. (Ed.). (1999). The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture.
King, J. (Ed.). (2004). The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture.

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Other Resources

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Lecturers will recommend online sources relevant to each language and culture.
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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course, accessible via iWaikato. The paper outline, assignment details, any required/recommended reading, and related resources (PowerPoint presentations, etc.) will be made available on this site as the course progresses.
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Workload

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This paper is worth 15 points, which equals 150 learning hours. You should attend all lectures and tutorials and participate in the online Moodle forum. You will also be expected to carry out independent academic research and present it in your assessments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper links well to other language and culture papers offered through the INTLC Programme (Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish).
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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: INTL101

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