LACS1010 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

The aim of this course is to introduce the approaches, developments and concepts of intercultural communication with a focus on interpersonal interaction. The course covers themes such as identity and stereotypes, migration and adaptation, and intercultural communication competence from a critical perspective. Students are supported in developing and applying alternative ways of approaching interculturality.

Completion methods

Lectures, group work, 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

After completing the course the student will be able to

  • understand and discuss fundamental issues in intercultural communication such as identification, othering or processes related to multilingual interaction
  • understand culture and intercultural communication from a non-essentialist viewpoint
  • identify power inequalities inherent in representations of interculturality.
  • revise and apply theoretical concepts of intercultural communication to analyse own experiences in the social world
  • successfully collaborate in a diverse team

  • work with and assess own intercultural competencies.

Additional information

Timing for LAGIC and IMCO students: First year, autumn term

Timing for journalism and communication students: second year

Literature

  • A selected set of readings.

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
Timing for LAGIC and IMCO students: First year, autumn term
Evaluation criteria:
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.
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Teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
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.
Language:
English
Study methods:

Lectures, group work, written assignments.

Teaching