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Work and Inter-Cultural Encounters 7,5 Credits

Work and inter-cultural encounters is a course aiming to provide a basic understanding of, as well as a foundational skill in, inter-cultural communication and interaction. The course focuses on the need for cultural competence of both employers and their employees in a globalised economy where human capital and resources regularly travel and work in shifting cultural environments characterised by cultural distance.

Course Contents

  • Definitions of culture, subculture and organisational culture • Human resource management's dependency of cultural knowledge • Global cultural patterns and the social values by which they differ • Misunderstandings resulting from cultural differences • The cultural influence of philosophical and ideological systems • Ethnocentrism and cultural identity • The notion of cultural intelligence • Leadership in different cultures • How to work in and with inter-cultural teams • Acculturation models and acculturative stress • Research-based best-practices

Prerequisites

General requirements and 90 Credits in Social Sciences or Business Administration or equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Level of Education: Undergraduate G2F
Course code/Ladok code: LWIN15
The course is conducted at: School of Education and Communication

Previous and ongoing course occasions

This course is cancelled for study period Sep 23-Oct 21.

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Autumn 2019: Sep 23 - Oct 27
Rate of Study
100%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
11250kr
Application code
HJ-L9170

Content updated 2018-03-23

Education
Content updated 2015-06-24
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