825037 :Culture, Communication and Computers (IC/CD/BDM)


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: 14x2 hours Lectures and student presentations (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: written exam, student presentations, research paper (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Inschrijven via Blackboard voor aanvang colleges
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dr. A. el Aissati

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

Gain insight into

  1. how processes of communication through a digital medium are regulated by (inter)cultural factors,
  2. the different approaches and techniques to conduct research in this area, as well as
  3. developping necessary skills to conduct such research.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The advances in communication technology have accelerated the role of cross-cultural factors in, and diminished the impact of space limitations (long distances) on communication. Individuals as well as organisations engage into communication with each other from different parts of the continent. Even in encounters perceived as monocultural, large differences in patterns of communication can be detected (Think of age differences, rural vs. urban background, etc.). In the Netherlands large groups of youngsters - including those with a foreign background - make extensive use of internet, for example through forums or hyves (Face book), etc. The communication styles on these forums reveal differences resulting from culture differences, as well as new ways of communicating which are specific to the cyber world.
This course deals especially with cultural factors and the role they play in computer mediated communication. It is centered around the following topics:

  • Cultural essence of communication
  • Groups and communities of practice on the Internet
  • Characteristics of Online discourse
  • Multilingualism on the Internet

Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

a. Attendance required to a minimum of 80% of the lectures and student presentations

b. Written exam counts for 60% of the final grade; student presentations for 15% and research paper for 25%

Verplichte literatuur

  1. To be announced later on

Gewenste voorkennis

Intercultural Communication

Vereiste voorkennis

Intercultural Communication

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