Course Title: Culture and Context in Vietnam

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Culture and Context in Vietnam

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

SOCU2277

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

810P Office of the President, RMITV

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2017

SOCU2277

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

810P Office of the President, RMITV

Face-to-Face or Internet

Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Melanie Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1373

Course Coordinator Email: melanie.brown@rmit.edu.vn

Course Coordinator Location: Vietnam, Saigon South

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, please see Google Calendar


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for enrollment in this course. It is assumed you will be an international student commencing your studies on campus or preparing to undertake an industry placement opportunity in Vietnam.


Course Description

Culture and Context in Vietnam is a multidisciplinary course that will provide you with an opportunity to develop your intercultural skills and competences while learning about Vietnamese society. The course provides you with exposure to historical, social and cultural information about Vietnamese society as it relates to industry practice and entrepreneurship across creative and commercial fields.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will develop intercultural capabilities and critical reflection skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. Identify and discuss significant features of Vietnamese culture and society, including appropriate behaviours across a range of social settings
  2. Identify and employ strategies for interpreting and relativizing cultural behaviours; adapt your own behaviour and interact appropriately in intercultural situations
  3. Employ cultural inquiry skills, and demonstrate a capacity to discover through interaction, experience and reflection
  4. Critically reflect on your own and other cultures.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will consist of a variety of individual and group learning activities. You are expected to engage with and reflect on the range of multimodal learning resources provided, reflect on your own personal experience, and participate actively in group discussions. Experiential exercises will also be included.


Overview of Learning Resources

All of the multimodal learning resources (such as videos, podcasts, visual material, readings) used in this course will be provided or linked to directly from the Learning Management System. As an enrolled student of RMIT University you will also be provided with access to the online RMIT Library databases and facilities. Assistance is available from RMIT librarians in searching and navigating the online content.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Critical Incident Narrative

You will employ the critical incident narrative framework to interpret and reflect on a personal intercultural experience.

30%  - Linked CLOs: 2, 4

Assessment Task 2:Discussion Board

You will discuss features of Vietnamese culture and interpret intercultural experiences through the lens of course concepts and theories.

30%  - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: Critical Reflection Paper

You will employ the critical incident narrative framework to interpret and reflect on a personal intercultural experience through the lens of intercultural competency theories.

40%  - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Formative feedback will be provided throughout the course in a variety of modes.