Hochschule Darmstadt - Fb Informatik

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Module:Intercultural Communication
Module number:81.7122
Study programme:Bachelor KMI 2021 - 1. Semester
Bachelor KMI 2014 - 1. Semester
Type of course:S = Seminar
Weekly hours:2
Credit Points:2.5
Exam:The exact form of the examination will be announced when the course starts
Registering for examimplicitly by booking
Frequency of offering:each winter semester (lastly in WS 2021/2022)
Required knowledge:English language skills not less than level B1+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Learning objectives:The course aims to offer an in-depth introduction to intercultural communication and develop participants' awareness of cultural conditioning and of other viewpoints, lifestyles and ways of dealing with other cultures, as well as to improve their level of English
Content:The course will take both a theoretical and practical approach and amongst others will look at the following topics:
  • Definition of culture and intercultural communication
  • Four layers of diversity
  • Dimensions of culture
  • Developmental model of intercultural sensitivity
  • Culture shock
  • The theories of interculturalists such as Hofstede, Trompenaars and Hall
Literature:Robert Gibson: Intercultural Business Communication, Oxford University Press, 2000
Additional readings will be given when the course starts
Responsibility:Wenzel Stammnitz-Kim
Released:WS 2014/2015

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