KVVS110 Communicating in a Culturally Diverse Workplace (5 cr)

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



This course explores communication phenomena in culturally diverse workplaces from an interpersonal and group perspective. We will look at such issues as organisational treatment of difference, communication in a multilingual workplace, cultural identity construction, relational development or the creation of a shared working culture.

Completion methods

Lectures, written group assignment

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
- understand how cultural diversity may be related to interpersonal communication phenomena in the workplace
- apply communication concepts, theories and models to frame and address these phenomena
- critically discuss the ethical issues in communication in a culturally diverse workplace
- understand that cultural diversity may play out in complex ways, and that culture and cultural differences are not the sole forces shaping interpersonal communication in workplace contexts.


  • A selected set of articles.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Unpublished assessment item