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2011/2012  BA-EOK_CIC  Intercultural communication

English Title
Intercultural communication

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
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
  • Ole Emil Rasmussen - Department of International Culture and Communication Studies
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The student should be able to:
  • analyze an intercultural conflict in a working group involving management and employees in an organisation
  • critically evaluate the best well-known theories and their relevance for the ongoing globalization proces
  • make a reasoned choice of overall approches and concrete models and concepts for the analysis of a given case
  • analyze the case by drawing on the chosen models and concepts
  • identify and explain implications of culture in the communication involved in the case
  • evaluate the communicative process and make proposals for the parties’ linguistic and communicative strategy as vidence of transcultural competence
  • formulate theoretical and analytic points clearly and correctly while observing academici conventions to. style, argumentation, references, etc.
Culture and intercultural communication
Case-based home assignement:
Assessment Home Assignment
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship No censorship
Exam Period Winter Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
Regulary examination:
Written individual case-based home assignement
Duration: The student is given two weeks to prepare the assignement
Lenght og the assignement: Maximum 7 standard pages (NS)

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 different depending on the cultural context of the communication. The other objective is that the student becomes able to apply his or he intercultural understanding in communicating.

The objectives are achieved through the study of relevant modern literature, examples of pratice 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 70 hours
Independent studies 20 hours
Assignements 40 hours
Exam, including exam preparation 75 hours
Total 225 hours

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