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Intercultural Communication

Description

Course Objectives
This course examines how culture and cultural differences shape interpersonal, intergroup and mediated communication. Key inter-cultural concepts and their application to current intercultural pro-cesses, including debates about cultural differences and intergroup relations, will be examined in detail.
Learning Goals:

  • Understand and apply intercultural communication concepts.
  • Understand differences in interpretation of social reality among cultural groups.
  • Recognize the influence of history and power in intercultural communication.
  • Develop knowledge and skills for informed and engaged global citizenship.

Course Description

  • Culture and cultural differences
  • Belonging and identity
  • Self and Other
  • Discourse and Ideology
  • Prejudice and Stereotypes; Social Psychological and Cultural Approaches
  • Differences and Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, Nationality
  • Solidarity and Inclusion in Multiculturality

Learning Methods
This course is taught in English. The teaching methods include lectures, readings, discussions, oral and written reading reports, 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.

People

 

Drzewiecka J.

Course director

Hernandez G.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
6
Language
English
Education
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Specialised course, Intercultural Communication and Economics, 3rd year

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