Intercultural Communication MOOC, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, China. Opens March 2, 2020 with free access for 7 weeks from any start date between March-July 2020.
Virtual education is especially being promoted across China or other affected areas to limit the spread of the Corona virus. To help students from anywhere connect with the world during this time, the SISU “Intercultural Communication” course is being offered again as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
This introductory 5-week course (doable in about 4 hours per week) seeks to engage global learners to better appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures. The weekly topics focus on (1) comprehending intercultural communication, (2) contextualizing cultural identities, (3) comparing cultural communication styles (4) clarifying and contrasting values, and (5) cultivating intercultural adaptation.
For those who may also be interested in languages, SISU/FutureLearn are also opening 3 other introductory courses for learning Chinese at the same time: Chinese Pronunciation and Tones, Chinese Grammar, and Chinese Conversation.