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Course Code: 
ANT 223
Semester: 
Fall
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The main purpose of this course is to understand how behavior differs from culture to culture.
Course Content: 

This course will be focused to examine the values, customs, morals and communication styles of cultural groups, with an emphasis on their implications for teaching. We will learn to interpret the communicative behavior of cultures and to explain how behavior differs from culture to culture.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion 4: Simulation 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Multiple Choice C: Homework D: Fill in the blanks E: True or false F: Oral exam G: Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1 .Understand the role of communication in culture.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

2. Recognize cultural variables.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

3. Familiarize yourself with the communication norms, rituals, and taboos of other cultures

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

4. Learn about barriers to intercultural communication, adjustment to other cultures, and culture shock.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

5. Practice performing communication activities as they would be done in other cultures.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

6. Learn how differences in intercultural communication manifest themselves in different professional settings.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

7. Increase sensitivity to communicating with people from different cultures.

1,2,5,7

1,2,5

A,C

 

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: What is intercultural communication and Bibliography in cross-cultural studies

 

2

Discussions on the concept of “across cultures” and “intercultural”

 

3

Culture/Context/Power & History

 

4

Cultural Identity.
The formation of Cultural Identity.

 

5

High and low context cultural taxonomy.
Hostede’s, Schawartz’s and Globe’s cultural taxonomies.

 

6

Verbal Codes: Language and culture

 

7

Nonverbal Communication. 
Culture Universals in nonverbal communication.

 

8

Midterm

 

9

The act, others and the identified self -

 

10

Translation & Interpretation (History of Meaning)

 

11

Translation & Interpretation (Misunderstanding & Mistranslation)

 

12

Postmodernism and Popular Culture

 

13

Intercultural Conflict and Multiculturalism

 

14

Review

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Barth, Fredrik 1969 Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. New York

Humboldt, Wilhelm von 1997 On the national character of languages. In: T. Harden and D. Farrelly (ed.), 52–68. Essays on Language. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Additional Resources

Bourdieu, Pierre 1984 Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press. Bourdieu, Pierre 1997 “Ortseffekte,” in: Pierre Bourdieu (ed.), Das Elend der Welt. Konstanz, 159–169.

Gudykunst, William B. 2000 Methodological issues in conducting theory-based cross-cultural research. In: Helen Spencer-Oatey (ed.), Culturally Speaking. Managing Rapport through Talk across Cultures, 293–315. London: Continuum.

Helen Spencer-Oatey and Helga Kotthoff Hymes, Dell 1974 “Ways of Speaking.” In: Richard Bauman und Joel Sherzer (eds.), Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking, 433–451. Cambridge University Press.

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Videos from a variety of cultures

Assignments

Cultural analysis of a country

Exams

General information about intercultural communication

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

20

Attendance and Presentation

1

20

Assignment

1

20

Final

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Main theories and concepts of social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, the physical and cultural development of humanity in the historical process, a wide spectrum of cultural patterns and archaelogical knowledge are understood and absorbed,

 

 

X

 

 

2

The ability to analyze current phenomena with an anthropological perspective and to think analytically and critically are acquired,

 

 

 

X

 

3

Good communication and written/oral expression skills are developed,

 

 

X

 

 

4

Acquires professional and social ethics, as well as an elevated sense of responsibility,

 

 

X

 

 

5

By studying the dynamics of a variety of cultural phenomena in detail, students become able to perceive and interpret the general features, geographical conditions, historical processes and dynamics of change in Turkish and other world cultures,

 

 

 

X

 

6

Establishes and builds on a wide perception and understanding of local and global issues and develops personally and professionally,

 

 

X

 

 

7

In accordance with Life Long Learning principles, students acquire the skill and vision to continuously seek to utilize knowledge and information from outside their fields of expertise; to make collaborations and and syntheses with their own respective repertoire of knowledge,

 

 

 

 

X

8

Students become able to spot social issues fit for anthropological research; acquire the methods, techniques and cultural equipment necessary for field work,

 

 

 

X

 

9

Their solo and team work skills, critical social gaze and scientifically and ethically responsible investigation abilities become augmented. 

 

 

 

X

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

-

-

-

Mid Term

1

10

10

Quizzes

-

-

-

Assignments

1

15

15

Final examination

1

30

30

Total Work Load

 

 

100

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

4