Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

- Understand key terms, concepts and topics in the field of Intercultural Communication (ICC)

- Apply the theoretical understanding of ICC to real-life contexts (e.g. interpersonal, professional and academic settings)

- Raise a critical awareness of 'culture', 'communication' and 'identity'

- Develop a range of skills to effectively communicate with people having different backgrounds


Credits: 3

Schedule: 08.09.2022 - 20.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Yoonjoo Cho

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course provides an introduction to culture and communication by exploring relevant concepts and theories in the field of Intercultural Communication (ICC). Topics covered include 'theorising culture', 'intercultural stereotyping', 'intercultural transition' and 'nonverbal communication'. Students are encouraged to actively engage with small group discussions where they can learn different perspectives from others.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Participation 15%
    - Active Discussion 20%
    - Individual tasks 30%
    - Team project and presentation 35%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    30-36 h small group instruction + 41-45 h independent study


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring III
    2022-2023 Spring IV
    2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring V

    Enrollment :

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