Social and Intercultural Dialogue 3502-JIS-12
In the light of the rising instrumentalisation of interpersonal contacts and resultant growth in verbal aggression and social alienation, humanities have faced a dilemma of finding solutions to the ongoing crisis of human civilization. A response to the deepening isolation of man in the contemporary world and the ensuing inability to solve emerging conflicts are different forms of social dialogue. They constitute participatory discourse action, which can empower speakers to build community, solidarity and cooperation in social relations.
The course aims to study constructive and peace-oriented means of communication in private and public domains. They include conciliatory genres, such as integrative negotiations, therapy, mediation, counselling, social consultations or commemoration, all representing dialogic forms of conflict management. It consists in the crossing of the parties’ particularistic aims with a view to overcoming social barriers, aggression and marginalisation. As variants of alternative dispute resolution, the linguistic devices mediate the process of peace-making, peace-building and reconciliation. By constructing bonds of mutual trust, respect, equality and interdependence, the dialogue establishes the common ground for participatory relations and harmonious exchange in social life.
Student contribution to the programme (2 ECTS):
30h - participation in classes
15h - reading assignments and homework
15h - preparation of the final research project
Type of course
a deepened knowledge of communicative and discursive aspects of building social ties, as well as of the consequences of communicative disruption for the permanence of social bonds.
a deepened knowledge of man as a creator and participant of socio-cultural discourses;
assess individually specific problems in interpersonal communication and suggest potential solutions.
identify and analyse discourses that serve to create and neutralise conflicts.
Student shows competence in
cooperation and work in a group, taking different roles there; choosing appropriate communication strategies for specific tasks.
openness to contacts with people from different cultures, showing empathy and understanding for difference.
identifying and solving problems resulting from doing a linguistic job and from communication in different social domains.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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