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2012/2013  BA-EOK_CIC  Intercultural communication

English Title
Intercultural communication

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
1. semester
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BA in English and Organisational Communication
Course coordinator
  • Ida Borch - Department of International Business Communication
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
Last updated on 16-07-2012
Learning objectives
The student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the most well-known concepts and theories and their relevance for the ongoing globalisation process
  • Analyse intercultural conflicts in working groups involving management and employees within organisations
  • Identify and explain intercultural implications and make reasoned choices for approaches, models and concepts to solve intercultural conflicts
  • Demonstrate transcultural competence by evaluating communication situations and suggest linguistic and communicative strategies for the parties involved
  • Formulate theoretical and analytical points clearly and correctly, while observing academic conventions with respect to style, argumentation, references etc.
Intercultural communication
Case-based home assignment:
Type of test Home Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner No second examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
Regular examination:
Written individual case-based home assignment
Duration: The student is given two weeks to prepare the assignement
Lenght of the assignement: Maximum 7 standard pages

Examination language: English 

LIke the ordinary examination, but based on a new case
Course content

The overall objective ofr the course is to give the student knowledge and understanding of how messages are perceived differently depending on the cultural context of the communication. The other objective is that the student becomes able to apply his or her intercultural understanding in communicating.

The objectives are achieved through the study of relevant modern literature, examples of practice and cases.

Teaching methods
The teaching methods are lectures, class teaching, and written home assignments. The focus in class teaching is on training based on case learning.
Student workload
Teaching 20 hours
Preparation 52 hours
Independent studies 20 hours
Assignments 40 hours
Exam, including exam preparation 75 hours
Expected literature

Ting-Toomey, S. (1999). Communicating across cultures. New York: Guilford Press

Last updated on 16-07-2012