Spanish & Latin American Business Culture: Intercultural Competence 1
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The modules are organized on a weekly mode. It is expected that you access the content week by week and submit your activities through Moodle. Assessment for this paper includes case studies and written assignments on a number of topics related to Tourism and Business culture in the Hispanic World.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to
Linked to the following assessments:
- Develop a better understanding of intercultural competence on business and tourism contexts of the Hispanic-speaking world.
- Gain a solid foundation in business vocabulary, and cultural concepts, and be prepared through situational practice.
- Identify similarities and contrasts between Hispanic culture and their own culture.
- Analyse the tourism sector in Spain and Latin America within the global economy context.
- Use a variety of communicative strategies while engaging in online conversations related to Hispanic culture.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Written Assignment #1||
23 Mar 2021
|2. Written Assignment #2||
|3. Written Assignment #3||
|4. Case Study Presentation||
|5. Written Assignment #4||
3 Jun 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Required readings for this paper are posted in Moodle.
- The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures, by Erin Meyer, Public Affairs, NY, 2014.
- Doing Business in the New Latin America.Thomas H. Becker, 2011.
- Doing Business in Latin America:Challenges and Opportunities. Spilla, Virzi and Garita, 2014, Routledge.
- Spanish Business Situations. A Spoken Language Guide, 1st Edition By Michael Gorman, Maria-Luisa Henson1995, Routledge.
- Spanish/English Business Correspondence Correspondecia de comercio Espanol/Ingles, 1st Edition. Michael Gorman, Maria-Luisa Henson Routledge, 1997.
- Spanish/English Business Glossary 1st EditionBy Michael Gorman, Maria-Luisa Henson, Routledge, 1997.
- Routledge Spanish Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance Diccionario Ingles de Negocios, Comercio y Finanzas. Spanish-English/English-Spanish, 1st Edition 1997, Routledge
- En Activo: Practical Business Spanish 1st Edition. Esther Santamaria Iglesias, Helen Jones, Routledge,2008.
- A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish
- Intercultural competence on the gringo trail?, 1st Edition. Phiona Stanley, Routledge, 2019.
- Latin America's Quest for Globalization. The Role of Spanish Firms, 1st Edition. Félix E. Martín, Pablo Toral, 2005, Routledge.
- The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series
- The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City 1st Edition. Edited by Andrew Lynch 2019, Routledge
Moodle will be the interface to access course content. We may have zoom and other online resources if necessary.
This is a 15 pts paper which is equivalent to 150 hours of study and practice during the semester.
Linkages to Other Papers*
SPNSH 310, SPNSH 321, SPNSH312, SPNSH 305
Restricted papers: SPNSH200