INTLC101-22B (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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We begin with a brief introduction about culture and how people have tried to define it and compare different cultures. Next we look at an aspect of French culture--the importance of fashion--and investigate how it arose. The focus then turns to East Asia and the cultures of China, Japan and South Korea. The paper finishes with an introduction to the cultures of Spain and Latin America.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • achieve basic literacy in 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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Deadlines for assessments are listed in the schedule below.
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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. Forum: Defining Cultural Perspectives
29 Jul 2022
5:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Quiz 1 on Introduction and French Culture
19 Aug 2022
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Research Exercise on Culture
2 Sep 2022
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Quiz 2 on East Asian Culture
30 Sep 2022
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Comparative Culture Exercise
14 Oct 2022
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Quiz 3 on Spanish and Latin American Culture
28 Oct 2022
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Forum: Spain and Latin America
4 Nov 2022
5:00 PM
15
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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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There is no required textbook for this paper.
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Recommended Readings

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Lecturers will recommend readings 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, Korean and Spanish).
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Restricted papers: INTL101

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