The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the concept of ‘race’ and racism and different theories surrounding these phenomena. The module allows the student to reflect on, appraise and discuss action that could be taken regarding racism at an individual, community or corporate level. It aims to develop the student's ability to apply the concepts of culture and theories on a practical level.The module allows the student to reflect on his/her own communication styles and devise ways to interact positively. Finally it provides an opportunity to use a multicultural/diversity lens when working with people from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds.
'Race' and racism: current issues
•What is ‘race’?•What is racism? : national and international definitions•Individual racism versus institutional racism•Theories of ‘race’•Racism and nationalism•How the Irish became white•Race in the legal sense•National Reactions : National Action Plan against Racism•International Reaction : UN and CERD (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)•Responses from the corporate sector, at community and individual level•Case studies
Intercultural Communication Competence
International Business relations and Intercultural training: •Concepts and theories of communication competence•Communication differences (i.e. Hi/Low context)•Non-verbal Communications•Intercultural Communication Competence•Conflict Resolutions in multicultural settings•Cultural Mediation
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