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Intercultural and International Communication 7,5 Credits

This course is designed for students/professionals wishing to increase their intercultural understanding and to gain the tools for building international ties. Students will explore their own culture, begin to perceive the impact of culture on daily life, learn some of the basic theories of cross-cultural communication and work towards achieving cross-cultural competence.
Focus is placed on the application of theory and research in intercultural communication. Both crosscultural (comparisons of communication across cultures) and intercultural (communication between members of different cultures) communication are emphasized.

Course Contents

This course is designed for students/professionals wishing to increase their intercultural understanding and to gain the tools for building international ties. Students will explore their own culture, begin to perceive the impact of culture on daily life, learn some of the basic theories of cross-cultural communication and work towards achieving cross-cultural competence.
Focus is placed on the application of theory and research in intercultural communication. Both crosscultural (comparisons of communication across cultures) and intercultural (communication between
members of different cultures) communication are emphasized. Topics include:
- Cultural inheritance and Swedish mentality
- Worldview, ethnocentrism, non-verbal communication
- Cultural values and identity, the deep structures of culture.
- Multiculturalism and Cultural Change
- Immigration, integration and cross-cultural work.

Prerequisites

General admission requirements and English B.

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1N
Course code/Ladok code: TIKG18
The course is conducted at: School of EngineeringLast modified 2019-10-03 14:07:30

Content updated 2020-08-25