Learning with University Students Across the Globe Right at Your Home

CUHK Business School Youth Online Courses offer university students and recent university graduates of any academic background in anywhere to meet and learn with university students across the globe.

Key Benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Designed and taught by CUHK faculty and seasoned business practitioners
  • Small class sizes and taught synchronously (real-time) to ensure extensive interaction with instructor and peers around the world
  • Two timeslots of each course are available

 

Course Overview

As novelist Chimamanda Adichie puts it, ‘the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete.’ Given that stereotypes are part of our mental makeup, this course aims to provide some reflection and practice in real/vicarious intercultural encounters, so that you could at least take steps to ‘complete’ our pictures. In this course, you will critically analyze intercultural scenarios and anticipate possible courses of action through readings, videos, discussions, and role-plays with individuals from other cultures. Discussion topics include language and identity, communication and culture, cultural influences on interaction/ relationship-building in a variety of contexts, and nonverbal communication.

Intercultural communication can be exciting and eye-opening; but it can also be painful and ‘dangerous’. It is normal that we make mistakes when testing hypotheses and we help each other learn from these mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between language, communication, and culture
  2. Reflect on one’s own cultural self-awareness and communication style
  3. Make reasoned verbal/non-verbal choices in intercultural encounters

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion will be issued by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to those who attained at least 80% attendance rate and fulfilled online course assignment.

Eligibility

  • Current undergraduate/postgraduate student or recent university graduates
  • Competent in English (the course will be taught in English with interactive discussion throughout the lectures)
  • No pre-requisites

Topics

Week Topic
Week 1 Collectivist-individualist identity in different contexts and how identity shifts impact on our behavior

Role-play in groups and debrief on D-I-E model (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate)

Week 2 Low-high context cultures and how indirect/direct we can be

Role-play in groups and debrief on D-I-E model (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate)

Week 3 Power distance in various cultures and the choices we make negotiating the distance

Role-play in groups and debrief on D-I-E model (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate)

Week 4 How various cultures perceive time and what they value

Role-play in groups and debrief on D-I-E model (Describe, Interpret, Evaluate)

 

Assignment

Video-based questions and discussion, reading and preparation for role-plays.



 

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Duration : 8 hours in 4 consecutive weeks

Programme Dates: Summer 2021

Venue: CUHK eLearning Platform

Programme Fee:

HK$2,250 (USD 290)

 

 

Course Lecturers

Dr. LIU Ngar Fun

Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, CUHK

Biography

 

 

Dr. CHAN Sin Yu Cherry

Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, CUHK

Biography

 

 

 


 

Programme Details

Course Date & Time: Summer 2021
Class A: 09:30 - 11:30 (GMT +8 hours)
Class B: 16:00 - 18:00 (GMT +8 hours)

Application Deadline: July 2021
(Places are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis)

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: 8 hours in 4 consecutive weeks

Venue: CUHK eLearning Platform

Programme Fee: HKD 2250 (USD 290)

 

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Contact Us

Miss Teresa Chung

Phone: (852) 3943 4413
Email: apib@cuhk.edu.hk