KVVS209 Conflict and Intercultural Communication (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 deals with the relationships between conflict and communication, specifically intercultural communication. The course examines the various ways conflict and intercultural communication intersect. Various theoretical and practical issues are discussed.

Completion methods

Lectures, group work, written 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 the course the student will be able to
- identify and describe major theoretical and practical frameworks of conflict in Intercultural communication contexts
- present and discuss the ways in which conflict differs culturally
- critically analyze, compare and evaluate conflict research and applications
- develop new insights and contributions to conflict approaches both in theory and practice, including ethical considerations.


  • Selected peer-reviewed articles
  • Braithwaite, D.O. & Schrodt, P. (Eds.) (2008). Engaging theories in interpersonal communication: Multiple perspectives. Los Angeles: Sage.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Unpublished assessment item