Key Skills Centre - B M PhD - Intercultural Communication


General information

Course name Intercultural Communication
Course type Lecture
Course code 051140
Course coordinator  
Faculty Centre for Key Skills (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
Also possible for Bachelor, Master, PhD

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation 2 Presentations, various tasks
Frequency Winter and Summer semester

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.
Reading list Will be made available
Additional information