LET-CIWM436
Intercultural Awareness
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-CIWM436
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Communication and Information Studies;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr. A.P.J.V. van Hooft
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Lecturer
dr. W. Nejjari
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Lecturer
dr. B.C. Planken
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Examiner
dr. B.C. Planken
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Coordinator
dr. B.C. Planken
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Academic year2022
Period
PER 3  (30/01/2023 to 09/04/2023)
Starting block
PER 3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
  • Describe and explain the concept of intercultural awareness in terms of knowledge, competences and skills;
  • Gain insight into the ways in which different factors such as personality, cultural intelligence, multilingualism and ethnocentrism can contribute to intercultural competence;
  • Gain insight into how intercultural competence can contribute to the wellbeing and performance of ex-pats and/or employees in international organizations
  • Gain insight into how (factors that contribute to) intercultural awareness can be measured and investigated
Content
This course focuses on intercultural awareness and related concepts and the extent to which intercultural awareness and competences can contribute to an individual’s communication effectiveness, wellbeing and performance in international (work) contexts. Based on research articles, case studies and workshop assignments, you will consider factors such as e.g. intercultural sensitivity, ethnocentrism, personality and multilingualism in relation to intercultural awareness and competences. You will also reflect on how to measure and investigate intercultural awareness and related concepts in individuals working and communicating in international settings. You will consider and apply what you learn in seminar activities, case studies and your final individual paper.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Prerequisites for admission to MA-program CIW (GC&D or C&B) need to be fulfilled.
Test information

Specifics

Instructional modes
Seminar

Tests
Individual paper
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5,5