[Key Skills Centre] Intercultural Communication Through Multicultural Teamwork


General information

Course name Intercultural Communication Through Multicultural Teamwork
Course type Lecture
Course code 051140
Course coordinator Prabhpreet Chadha-Gebauer
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Examination office Gemeinsames Prüfungsamt in der Philosophischen Fakultät
Short summary Intercultural learning helps us understand and value cultural diversity. This seminar will look at different definitions, dimensions and manifestations of culture. By focussing on our own perception of culture, and by raising awareness of our enculturation processes we will analyze our individual role and behavior in intercultural contexts. An introductory session on the principles of intercultural communication will help you to explore strategies for overcoming barriers to intercultural communication. In order to apply theory to practice you will be required to work in multicultural teams on different projects. Through mutual learning, mutual understanding and collaboration you will act as facilitators to bridge the gap between different worldviews and help each other appreciate resources that diversity offers. This seminar serves as a potential context for students to acknowledge intercultural competence as a key competence for their personal and professional development.

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

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Frequency Winter and summer term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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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 Learning Objectives • Application of research, reflection and experience to intercultural situations • Reflection of one’s own cultural values, assumptions and behaviour • Developing strategies to overcome minunderstandings in intercultural contexts • Appreciating cultural diversity and recognizing its potential for personal development • Exploring benefits of culturally diverse teams in project work
Reading list Will be made available
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