INTLC101-20G (NET)

International Languages and Cultures

15 Points

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Paper Description

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

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Paper Structure

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After an introduction, there will be contributions from the International Languages and Cultures Programme (INTLC) ─Spanish, Chinese, French, and Japanese.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • achieve literacy in theoretical approaches to cultures
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  • gain a comparative understanding of international cultures
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  • gain a theoretical and a practical understanding of culture and diversity
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  • Familiarize yourself with four international cultures: French, Hispanic, Japanese and Chinese.
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Assessment

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This is an intensive course that combines multiple topics from Western and Eastern cultures and languages. Please make sure you do your work weekly.
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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. Quiz #1 Theories of Culture & Spain and Latin America
20 Nov 2020
12:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment #1 French module
27 Nov 2020
4:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Quiz #2 French module
30 Nov 2020
9:00 AM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Written Assignment #2 China/Japan
11 Dec 2020
12:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Quiz #3 Japan and China
17 Dec 2020
10:00 AM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Written Assignment #3 China/Japan
18 Dec 2020
12:00 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 language and culture papers in the University's five international languages.
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Restricted papers: INTL101

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