3807714: CF_Intercultural Communication

back to overview
Semester:WS 14/15
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


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)


  • 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.


Lectures Method

  • Activity-oriented motivating workshops with lecture segments

Admission Requirements

  • Recommended: Conversation level of English knowledge


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.




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


12.09.201413:00 - 18:00H1
19.09.201413:00 - 18:00S7
03.10.201413:00 - 18:00H1
31.10.201413:00 - 18:00S2
21.11.201413:00 - 18:00F.301
05.12.201413:00 - 18:00F.301