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Intercultural Communication


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.



Drzewiecka J.

Course director

Hernandez G.


Additional information

Academic year
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Elective course, Intercultural Communication and Economics, 3rd year
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Specialised course, Public Communication, 3rd year
Bachelor of Science in Communication, Specialised course, Intercultural Communication and Economics, 3rd year