Hochschule Darmstadt - Fb Informatik

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Module:Culture and Language I
Module number:36.4802
Study programme:Dualer Master 2021 - Katalog SSK: Sozial- und Selbstkompetenzen
Master 2021 - Katalog SSK: Sozial- und Selbstkompetenzen
Dualer Master 2013 - Katalog SSK: Sozial- und Selbstkompetenzen
JIM 2013 - 2. Semester
Master 2013 - Katalog SSK: Sozial- und Selbstkompetenzen
JIM 2006 - Language and Culture
Master 2006 - Wahlfächer außerhalb des Studienprogramms
Type of course:S = Seminar
Weekly hours:4
Credit Points:5
Exam:graded homework, graded presentation and oral examination, which are included in the overall grade at a ratio of 50%, 20% and 30% respectively
Registering for examimplicitly by booking
PVL (e.g. Practical):Continuous participation
Frequency of offering:each summer semester (lastly in SS 2018)
Required knowledge:only for students of the Master's programme in Computer Science: English at a level that allows active participation in discussions and enables the preparation and presentation of the term paper
Learning objectives:The students shall:
  • become more adapted and comfortable in using English in classroom situations
  • learn about what makes Americans and Australians "tick" - and how do Germans "tick"
  • become sensitive to areas where cultural differences can be critical and
  • learn how to handle them
  • become more familiar with cultural diversity in general and specifics of the country they will be studying in
  • become familiar with the English language not only as "technological language" but as a way to communicate feelings and emotions
  • understand that "small talk" is considered an art in the countries they will be studying in
  • learn about the way society and government are organized in order to profit as fully as possible from the semester abroad
Content:Comparison of government systems and economies: Germany/U.S.A./Australia. Choice of subject for presentation and paper. Insights into culture in target countries. Social structures and inter-personal relationships.
If the course is offered two times (for other master students than JIM) the range of countries is broadened.
Literature:Texts and articles are distributed or named by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
Lecture style / Teaching aids:seminaristic lecture, literature work, presentation
Responsibility:Studiengangskoordinator Studiengang Joint International Master in Computer Science
Released:WS 2013/2014
Interdisciplinary competencies:
  • interdisciplinary expertise: basic economic competence, Competences of scientific work from an interdisciplinary point of view
  • social and self-competencies: deciding competence, fluency, Social and political competence

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