Library Course Assessment for International Studies 150

May 31, 2007
| Bibliographic Tools | Monographs | Total Costs

This is the Library report for the proposed course International Studies 150, International Learning and Communication. This course will be offered every semester beginning Fall 2007. It is a required course in the International Certificate program and is designed to accommodate 40 students in the first year, and up to 72 students in future years. International Studies plans to offer the course at the Burnaby campus initially. This report finds that resources are adequate to support this course at the Burnaby campus, and outlines costs if it is to be offered SFU Vancouver in the future.


The serials collections at the SFU Library are sufficient to support this course, including the following titles:

Communication studies
Human communication
International and intercultural communication annual
International communication gazette
Journal of communication
Journal of communication inquiry
Language and intercultural communication
Organizational communication
World Englishes
as well as many international newspapers available in the Bennett Library collection and online via Lexis Nexis Academic and other sources.

Bibliographic tools

Students in this course can use the following bibliographic tools, provided by Library license:

Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication Abstracts
Business Source Premier
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

as well as many multidisciplinary abstracting and indexing tools available via the SFU Library.


The monograph resources at the WAC Bennett Library in Burnaby are sufficient to support this course. If it is to be taught on the Vancouver Campus, a copy of each of the following from the course reading lists will need to be purchased:

Kohls, L. Robert. Developing intercultural awareness : a cross-cultural training handbook Intercultural Press. 1877864137. 9781877864131. 2nd ed. $30

Kohls, L. Robert. Survival kit for overseas living : for Americans planning to live and work abroad Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd. 185788292X. 9781857882926. 4th ed.. $22

Brislin, Richard W.. Intercultural communication training : an introduction Sage Publications Inc. 0803950756. 9780803950757. $47

Handbook of intercultural training Sage Publications Inc. 0761923322. 9780761923329. 3rd ed.,. 2004 $83

Hermans, J. Culture matters : an international educational perspective european Association for International Education. 9074721206. 9789074721202, 2004. $22

Shames, Germaine. Transcultural odysseys: the evolving global Intercultural Press. 9781877864520. 1-877864-52-8, 1997.  $25

Storti, Craig. Figuring foreigners out : a practical guide Intercultural Press. 1877864706. 9781877864704,1999. $29

Ting-Toomey, Stella. Communicating across cultures Guilford Publications. 1572304456. 9781572304451, 1999. $66.

The following title was listed as an e-book on the course outline. However, it is not available as an e-book. It is available in print in the Bennett library, but a copy will need to be purchased for Belzberg should the course be taught on the Vancouver Campus.

Hess, J. Daniel Studying abroad learning abroad : an abridged version of the whole world guide to culture learning Intercultural Press. 1877864501. 9781877864506, 1997. $20

The following titles are not available at either the Bennett or Belzberg Libraries.

Donahue, L. Writing as a personal product Prentice Hall. 9780130058690. 0-13-005869-6. $39

A copy can be purchased from existing allocations for Bennett, and will be added to the total monograph requirement if a Vancouver location is chosen.

One-time monograph total for Vancouver campus: $383

In addition, a small selection of new books on this topic will be required to keep the Belzberg Library collection curren, as this area is now outside of the collecting scope for Belzbergt. 10 books/year at an average cost of $45/title = $450/year.

Ongoing monograph total for Vancouver campus: $450/year

Total costs

Burnaby campus

  • no additional Library costs

Vancouver campus

  • one-time costs: $383
  • ongoing costs: $450/year
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Last revised: 2015-07-03