KVVS212 Intergroup 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



The aim of this course is to introduce the student to intergroup processes and theories that explain the extent to which social interaction and attitudes is influenced by group membership and identity.

Completion methods

Lectures, written assignment, group work

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 intergroup communication as a field of study
- know relevant intergroup processes and how they have been theorized
- understand the value of intergroup diversity in society
- identify social issues in society related to intergroup processes.
- apply intergroup theories to analyzing everyday interaction.


  • Giles, H. (Ed.). (2012). The handbook of intergroup communication. New York: Routledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Unpublished assessment item