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Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more The course is for anyone with an interest in the concepts of culture and interculturality, you don’t need any previous experience. This course is also ideal if you are preparing to move to a different country for work or study or you work with groups of people from different cultures to yours. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time. You can use the hashtag #FLculturecontact to talk about this course on social media.

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  • The history of intercultural contact and the effects of globalisation.
  • Intercultural competence – the skills necessary to interact effectively with people from different environments and backgrounds.
  • How critical incidents and rich points can provide fertile ground for developing intercultural awareness.
  • The effects of returning to “home” cultures following periods spent in another environment.
  • How preconceptions and assumptions affect intercultural contact.
  • Looking beyond national identity to find ways in which connections between people can be established.
  • An introduction to the way in which ethnography can be used to investigate cultural environments.

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Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Feb 10 (94 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Christina Copperthwaite, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Petra Desatova
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
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Length 2 weeks
Effort 5 hours per week
Starts Feb 10 (94 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From University of Leeds via FutureLearn
Instructors Haynes Collins, Christina Copperthwaite, Bethan Davies, Jane Wilkinson, Petra Desatova
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World

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