EDE505 Linguistic Aspects of Intercultural CommunicationLinguistic Aspects of Intercultural Communication

Description
This course introduces the role of language and identity in intercultural communication through an overview of theories of language acquisition/learning and use, the role of educational background in patients’ language proficiency, oral language proficiency versus literacy, pragmatics of language use, connections between language and identity, and varieties of language, including professional medical discourse. Students will explore the role of their own social backgrounds and professional identities in communicating with other healthcare professionals and patients, explore resources for supporting intercultural communication, and develop skills for communicating with patients from various linguistic backgrounds. Students will write a short paper based on conducting an interview with a bi/multilingual speaker to understand the linguistics aspects of patients’ backgrounds and perspectives.

Credits: 1
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
EDE 505 Linguistic Aspects of Intercultural CommunicationLinguistic Aspects of Intercultural Communication course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.