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Intercultural communication


Course description
This course examines how culture and cultural differences shape interpersonal, intergroup and mediated communication. Key intercultural concepts and their application to current intercultural processes, including debates about cultural differences and intergroup relations, will be examined in detail.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of intercultural communication concepts
  • Demonstrate understanding of differences in interpretation of social reality among cultural groups
  • Identify the influence of history and power in intercultural communication
  • Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for informed and engaged global citizenship

Course Topics

  1. Culture

  2. Self and Other

  3. Culture and Governmentality

  4. Discourse and Ideology

  5. Prejudice and Stereotypes; Social Psychological Approaches

  6. Stereotypes; Cultural Approaches

  7. Race and Ethnicity

  8. Multicultural Citizenship

Teaching methods
This course is taught in English. The teaching methods include lectures, readings, discussions, oral and written reading reports, group projects, presentations and self-directed learning.

Course Evaluation
Each student will be assessed through work they do throughout the course (30%) and an individual exam (70%) held during the examination period.
The final individual exam (70%) consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.
30% of the assessment takes place in class, during the semester, and consists of oral and written assignments.



Drzewiecka J.

Course director

Hernandez G.


Additional information

Academic year
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Specialised course, Public Communication, 3rd year