Electronics and Computer Engineering

Intercultural Communication

Seminar, 1.50 ECTS

 

Course content

Students receive some theoretical inputs about the terms of culture (E.T. Hall’s iceberg model) and communication itself as well as the basic concepts of intercultural communication. Stereotypes, non-verbal language and engineering cultures will be discussed as well. Students learn to reflect on their own culture as well as to know other people’s view and have to prepare an analysis by the end of the semester.

Learning outcomes

Students shall be motivated to open their eyes regarding different cultures and behaviours by getting theoretical input and by reflected discussions and learning activities during the course units. They shall be able to be more successful when working in an intercultural environment or in an international group.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

BENNETT Milton J.: Basic concepts of intercultural communication
HOFSTEDE G., HOFSTEDE G.J., PEDERSEN P.: Exploring Culture
HARSHMAN, PHILLIPS: Team Training. From Startup to High Performance

Mode of delivery

Seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No special knowledge is required

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment