All subjects - B M PhD - Intercultural Communication


General information

Course name Intercultural Communication
Course type Lecture
Course code 051140
Course coordinator Carol Sheehan
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Examination office Gemeinsames Prüfungsamt in der Philosophischen Fakultät
Short summary Understanding intercultural business communication, Global business Skills: writing a CV and covering letter, preparing for an interview, Develop your social skills

Information about study level

Study level Bachelor / Master / PhD
Also possible for Suitable for Bachelors and Masters at all levels

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation 2 Presentations, various tasks
Frequency Winter and summer term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language sound knowledge of English (B2 – C2); contact with another culture (eg. sojourn abroad or family background recommended) an advantage but not a necessity

Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Suitable for all subjects – it is an interdisciplinary and introductory course.

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content

To develop cultural awareness, we first have to understand our own cultural values, assumptions and behaviour. Therefore, in this course we will be looking at different definitions, dimensions and manifestations of culture. This incorporates verbal, non-verbal and written forms of communication. Depending on the interests of the participants, specific European and non-European cultures will be covered here. To enhance your global skills, you will also have the opportunity to draft your own CVs and covering letters for the international workplace. Culturally different politeness and socialising conventions will also be a focus.

Learning outcome
To increase your cultural awareness and avoid problems which arise when communicating with other cultures; To acquire criteria to differentiate between cultures and increase your awareness for your own cultural values, assumptions and behaviour; To write a curriculum vitae and covering letter appropriate for a university graduate.
Reading List

Reading list Will be made available
Additional information