|Intercultural Communication Course: Inter-Group Conflicts
Location: Peace Boat—Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile
Dates: January 12–26, 2014
Professor: John Ungerleider
Course number: ICHR-5000-PB
This course will explore cultural diversity, values, and identity in relation to violence and conflict between cultures. Models of intercultural communication and sensitivity, inter-group relations and perceptions, and conflict transformation are assessed and applied, as well as creative approaches to peacebuilding. Key topics will include historical memory, space and time, ego/self, power, gender, place, stories and songs, religion/spirituality, peace culture, and food; each will be explored through reflective observation, reading, case study, and discussion.
Students will connect personal to theoretical material via experiential exercises and personal reflection and a group presentation on a collaboratively developed model of intercultural communication and conflict transformation. Multicultural exposure on Peace Boat provides a rich resource for experiential learning through observation, reflection, and analysis — individually and in collaboration with classmates. In addition, we will access and utilize our shipboard travel experiences and in-country opportunities as case studies for discussion.
For further information contact:
John Ungerleider (802) 258-3334
Estimated cost: $4,545.00
Minimum enrollment 8 students/maximum enrollment 20 students
800.336.1616 (toll free in US)
802.258.3510 (outside the US)
PO Box 676, 1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA