Other studies

Teaching language


Type of course

Free Elective

Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to to provide the student with the basic skills (s)he needs in order to succeed in today?s multicultural society

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expecInlärningsresultat
to be able to demonstrate detailed understanding of the influences culture has on communication in an international context
to be able to communicate effectively in encounters between people from diverse cultural backgrounds by being e.g. ready to shift frames of reference.ted to be able to

Course contents

All behavior is communicating, and we cannot not communicate. A person communicates in great part by nonverbal communications, such as gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice, dress, body language, rituals. Most of our behavior is unconscious, and therefore we communicate unconsciously throughout the day.
- What is Culture
- What is Communication
- Intercultural Verbal Communication
- Intercultural Nonverbal Communication
- Value Orientations
- Culture Shock
- Cultural Adaptation
- Intercultural Conflict Management

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Stella Ting-Toomey, Communicating Across Cultures ISBN 1-57230-445-6

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written tests


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