3807700: CF_Intercultural Communication

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Semester:WS 14/15
Type:Module/Course/Examination
Language:English
ECTS-Credits:3.0
Scheduled in semester:1-6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)

Description

  • Concepts, theories and models of intercultural communication
  • Intercultural management, leadership
  • The dimensions in national cultures
  • The value systems in cultures and their relationship to human behaviour
  • Eurocentrism versus ethnopluralism
  • Stereotypes, xenophobia and multiculturalism

Learning Outcomes

Participants are able …

  • to explain the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication
  • to analyse intercultural communication situations
  • to describe their own and foreign value systems
  • to apply intercultural insights in a work environment
  • to do presentations in English

Intercultural communication skills are regarded as key competencies and therefore an important asset in a globalized labour market.

Qualifications

Lectures Method

  • Activity-oriented motivating workshops with lecture segments

Admission Requirements

  • Recommended: Conversation level of English knowledge

Literature

Trompenaars, F., Hampden-Turner, Ch. (2012). Riding the Waves of Culture - Understanding Diversity in Global Business. London: McGraw-Hill.
Gibson, R. (2010). Intercultural Business Communication. Berlin: Cornelsen.
House et. Al (2004). Culture, Leadership, and Organization. The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Materials

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Assessment

Passed / failed

Assessment tasks:
Part A: 50 % intercultural video-clip (group work)
Part B: 50 % intercultural diary (individual work / 6 entries)

Comments

Cross-faculty elective subject:
Notice the special Multi-stage allocation process.

Exams

  • P-FU_Intercultural Communication (WS 14/15, in Bewertung)