KVVA103 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The aim of this course is to introduce the fundamental principles and issues of intercultural communication from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as to develop perception and appreciation of different cultural perspectives and values.

Completion methods

Lectures, online course, written assignments

Completion modes for Human Sciences Summer School students: Lectures, written assignment(s).

Assessment details

Passing the course requires completion of all required assignments in line with stated learning outcomes. An 80% attendance requirement is applied.

Grade-specific assessment criteria are introduced in the course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course the student will be able to
- identify major research directions in intercultural communication
- critically discuss the fundamental principles and topics in intercultural communication from an interdisciplinary perspective
- perceive different cultural perspectives and values and appreciate cultural diversity
- analyse communication between people from different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in both national and international settings.

Additional information

Timing for students in MDPs in Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Management and Communication: First year


  • A selected set of readings.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item