Intercultural Academic Communication G (UCC) (8734.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a developed understanding of intercultural communication issues and strategies (attribute 1);
2. Employ strategies for listening in formal and informal academic settings (attributes 1 and 2);
3. Demonstrate skills and confidence in participating in tutorial and seminar discussions and giving oral presentations (attribute 1); and
4. Utilise strategies for successfully working with others in teams (attribute 4).
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
CorequisitesAcademic Writing and Research Skills G (UCC)
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2021||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2022||UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Apart from the weekly readings, it is also expected that you will have a good English-English desk dictionary as well as a thesaurus. The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary or the Collins Cobuild Students Dictionary, and the Concise Oxford Thesaurus are recommended. They are also used in College examinations.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To pass the unit,
- ALL assessment tasks must be completed in order to pass this unit.
- You must achieve at least 50% of the overall mark in the unit.
Under normal circumstances, illness (with a medical certificate) is the only valid reason that will be considered for extensions for major written assignments and absences from oral presentations and examinations. In the case of illness, you will be given the opportunity to submit work at a later date or give oral presentations within the term dates, at a time convenient to both you and the lecturer.
If you are unable to attend classes due to illness or other serious cause, you will need to obtain from the lecturer the material used, and to familiarise yourself with it before the next class you attend. In addition, you will need to contact the University of Canberra College to fill in a notification of absence form together with supporting evidence (for example, medical certificate). Please do not delay seeking medical advice in the case of illness because the sooner you receive treatment, the sooner you will be able to return to class. You will need to present a medical certificate to UC College as soon as possible to explain your absences from class.
In the event that illness adversely affects your formal assessment you must contact the University of Canberra College within 3 working days of the assessment date. You will be required to complete an Application for Special Consideration form and supply supporting documentation, such as a medical certificate which must state the nature of the illness and that the illness would have affected your performance in the relevant assessment task.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Course participants on Student Visas are required to attend more than 80% of all classes. The College will check student attendance in every class. In cases where a student is persistently absent and unable to provide appropriate documentation and a satisfactory explanation, their Student Visa may be cancelled.
In addition, there is a strong correlation between poor attendance and failure in a unit because students who have a poor attendance record find it difficult to keep up with the work being presented. Since Intercultural Communication includes a continuous assessment component as part of its overall assessment, poor attendance means that students will not be in class to participate and this will make it difficult for a student to fulfil the requirements of this part of the assessment.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
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- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce (192570)
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