Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Intercultural Communication (5sp)
The course deals with how cultural situatedness affects our ways of interaction. It introduces basic concepts from the field of intercultural communication but also discusses various alternative perspectives on cultural differences and identities in relation to views on communication and interaction. The course also addresses issues about stereotypes and racism, and alternative ways of understanding and approaching human diversity, e.g. from an ethical perspective.
Students acquire knowledge of basic intercultural concepts and theories in order to be able to recognize, discuss and analyze ”intercultural encounters, miscommunication and conflict”, and address corresponding issues regarding competences.