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Course Code: 
PRP 312
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
2
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to encourage students to explore their cultural identity, to experience and analyze intercultural contact in order to understand more fully the nature of cultural differences and their impact on communication; to identify barriers to effective intercultural communication and develop strategies to overcome these barriers; to equip students with the information and basic skills needed to communicate with people from other cultures.
Course Content: 

This course includes “global classroom” which is held in a shared virtual classroom where students from Turkey and US use live, real-time videoconferencing to learn about one another’s culture. Global Classroom provides the opportunity for students to become more competent communicators by participating in real-time, live, cross-cultural interactions.

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 3-Special Support / Structural Examples
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Gains skills for comprehending the current thinking and research about intercultural communication.

2,5,6

1,2,3

A,C

2) Gains skills for comprehending the dynamics of intercultural communication.

2,9

1,2,3

A,C

3) Gains skills for analyzing the communicative problems that arise in contact between people from different cultural background.

2,8

1,2,3

A,C

4) Comprehends the differences in communication behaviors due to nationality and social and class status.

2,5,7

1,2,3

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: PowerPoint assignment_”Introduce Yourself”

 

2

Background to intercultural communication (Dodd) Global Classroom starts: Yeditepe and Nebraska students Introduce themselves

 

3

Choosing topics for PowerPoint presentations “The Nature of Cultural Identity” (Lusting&Koestler)

 

4

Fundamental axioms of intercultural communication (Dodd); presentations

 

5

Elements of cultural system, (Dodd); presentations

 

6

Reading: communication theory of identity (Gudykunst) Global Classroom: presentations 2

 

7

Underlying dimensions of culture (Dodd)

 

8

Midterm presentations

 

9

Intercultural communication &nonverbal messages. (Dodd) + Global Classroom: presentations 2

 

10

“The Turkish Coffeehouse” (Gannon) (Homework) Global Classroom: presentations 2 (deadline to submit PowerPoint assignment 3)

 

11

Intercultural communication conflict (Dodd)+ Global Classroom: presentations 2

 

12

Cultural adaptation &communication effectiveness (Dodd)+ Global Classroom: presentations 3 “evaluations”

 

13

Social influence of network cultures (Dodd) Global Classroom: presentations 3 “evaluations”

 

14

Overall review and evaluation

 

15

Overall review and evaluation

 

16

Final

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

Dodd, Carley (1998). Dynamics of Intercultural Communication. London: McGraw Hill

Gannon, Martin J. (2001). Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Through 23 Nations. London: Sage Publications

Gannon, Martin J. (2008). Paradoxes of Culture and Globalizattion. London: Sage

Additional Resources

Gudykunst, W. B. (Ed.). (2005). Theorizing About Intercultural Communication. London: Sage

Usluata, A. (ed.) (2008). Communication: Spanning Cultures, Change and Challenges. Istnabul: Yeditepe Univ.

Usluata, A. & Rosenbaum, J. (eds.) (2004). Shaping the Future of Communication Research in Europe. Istanbul: Yeditepe Univ.

 
 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Exams

Final take-home

 
 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

20

Quizzes

4

80

Assignment

 

 

Total

 

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

50

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

 

50

Total

 

100

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

 

 

 

 

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

 

 

x

 

 

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. He/she comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

 

 

 

 

 

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

 

 

 

 

 

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

 

x

 

 

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

 

 

x

 

 

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

 

 

 

 

x

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork. 

x

 

 

 

 

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

 

 

 

x

 

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

3

42

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

3

6

18

Mid-terms

0

0

0

Homework

1

1

1

Assignments

2

1

2

Final examination

1

1

2

Total Work Load

 

 

65

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

2.60

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3