Understanding Russians: Contexts of Intercultural Communication
About this course
This course provides a broad overview of the basic principles governing the past, the present and the future interactions between Russia and the West, with a focus on the culture and national psychology of Russians and Western Europeans. This course is not just a list of practical instructions of dos and don’ts of dealing with Russians. It contains a substantial academic component introducing the key notions and concepts of the Theory of Communication. In the course you will build skills in the analysis of the intercultural communication process using Russian-Western communication as an example and apply the knowledge of interrelations between different contexts of communication to the cultural history and national psychology of Russians. You will understand the concepts of culture that have the strongest influence on communication, communication patterns of modern Russians, including those of public and electronic discourse.
Taught by: Mira Bergelson, Professor, Philological Faculty, HSE
HSE online courses catalogue: https://elearning.hse.ru/en/mooc/