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Intercultural Communication

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Intercultural Communication
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IPS.IC
SAP-Submodule-No.:
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.
P231-0152
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.
1VU (1 hour per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
0,5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English
Assessment:
Attendance & participation in class

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

IPS.IC (P231-0152) International Project Semester, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload:
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).
15 class hours (= 11.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 15 hours (equivalent to 0.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 3.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Lecturer:
N.N.


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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able:
- to identify and discuss essential aspects of intercultural communication,
- to establish a connection between theoretical models and practical intercultural issues,
- to identify and analyze reasons for misunderstandings between members of different cultures,
- to understand their personal and professional life in relation to their own culture, the culture of team members and the culture of their host country,
- to organize group work in a multicultural team,
- to identify and solve conflicts a multicultural team,
- to improve their empathy towards others and their intercultural communication skills,
- to show compromise, tolerance, and respect for others,
- to further develop of confidence in themselves and trust in others.


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Module content:
Discussion of fundamental questions of intercultural communication:
- Culture and cultural identity
- Dealing with prejudices and stereotypes
- Acculturation and culture shock
- Verbal and non-verbal communication
- Examples of culture models and intercultural communication strategies
 
Discussion of issues relating to collaboration in multicultural teams:
- Establishing ground rules for the team
- Dealing with conflict
 
Case studies and examples will be adapted to the needs of the students.


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Recommended or required reading:
Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. and Minkov, M., 2010. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill.
Lewis, R., 2018. When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures. 4th ed. Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
 
Required online reading and further literature will be given to participants during the course.

[updated 26.08.2022]
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