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Intercultural Management 3

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Intercultural Management 3
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: DFBME-304
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (60%,), presentation (40%) Each exam must be passed on its own.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBME-304 (P610-0319) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
DFBME-304 (P610-0319) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
DFBME-404 Intercultural Management 4

[updated 28.03.2024]
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Lecturer: Dr. Julia Frisch

[updated 28.04.2023]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
•        define and explain concepts and terms such as culture, stereotypes and perception of others
•        describe cultural differences in working life with a focus on the Franco-German context
•        explain and critically reflect on various models of cultural comparison
•        explain typical critical incidents from the Franco-German working environment with regard to intercultural differences and propose solutions
•        work out individual cultural differences and peculiarities for themselves using case studies

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Module content:
•        apply different cultural models and definitions
•        recognize different levels of communication and their associated special features in an intercultural context (gestures, facial expressions, proxemics).
•        Perception of others, stereotypes and prejudices
•        At least two different models of cultural comparison in contrast (e.g. Hofstede, Lewis, Thomas, GLOBE)
•        Practical case studies (texts, videos) from the working world with a focus on Germany-France
•        Introduction to intercultural competence
•        Reflections/exercises on own cultural imprint

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Teaching methods/Media:
•        Lecturer presentations
•        (Interactive) exercises and case studies
•        Group work
•        Digital content via Moodle

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Recommended or required reading:
General literature recommendations for this module:
Barmeyer, Christoph: Taschenlexikon Interkulturalität. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, neueste Auflage.
Breuer, Jochen Peter/de Bartha, Pierre: Deutsch-Französische Geschäftsbeziehungen erfolgreich managen. Spielregeln für die Zusammenarbeit auf Führungs- und Fachebene. Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Köln, neueste Auflage.
Meyer, Erin: The Culture Map. Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures. Public Affairs, New York, neueste Auflage.
Schroll-Machl, Sylvia (2003): Doing Business with Germans. Their perception, our perception. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Untereiner, Gilles : Le Marché Allemand: Bien connaître les Allemands pour mieux travailler avec eux. Maxima, Paris, neueste Auflage.
Spezifische Literatur + Material wird im Kurs zur Verfügung gestellt.

[updated 08.01.2024]
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