Course syllabus RRIK - Intercultural Communication (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: RRIK
Course title in language of instruction: Interkulturní komunikace
Course title in Czech: Intercultural Communication
Course title in English: Intercultural Communication
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: PhDr. Jiří Nesiba, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM (supervisor)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Exam and not Intercultural Communication in English
Aims of the course:
The goal of the course is to introduce the students fundamental theoretical and methodological basis of cross cultural communication, an interdisciplinary field that deals with issues and consequences of diverse communication in various socio-cultural groups and subcultures.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to cross cultural communication as an applied discipline, history (allowance 2/2)
2.Process of communication, key terms of cross cultural communication (allowance 4/0)
3.Culture models or "Rethinking Hofstede": introduction, comparison and critics of classic models of culture analysis (Hofstede, Trompenaars, Hall) (allowance 2/2)
4.Social-psychological processes in cross cultural communication: social perception and social cognition (allowance 2/2)
5.Personality and expression of emotions in cross-cultural context, cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence (EQ, CQ) (allowance 2/2)
6.Language and verbal communication as a tool for perceiving world (allowance 2/2)
7.Nonverbal communication in cross-cultural context (allowance 2/2)
8.Intercultural adaptation and development: process of development of (cultural) identity, acculturation, enculturation, culture shock and coping mechanisms (allowance 2/2)
9.9. Cross-cultural management and leadership: leadership theories and their criticism from the cross-cultural perspective, company culture: leadership styles, decision making, negotiation, conflict management, team work (allowance 2/4)
10.Multicultural identity/ies (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to comment on performance of others and to self-reflect
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in international context
-Interpersonal skills
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to communicate openly with individuals from different cultures.
-Ability to perceive cross cultural differences in international and/or organizational context.
-Cooperation in multicultural context.
-Decreasing stereotypes and prejudices.
-Raising cross cultural competence.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture26 h
     practice26 h
     field work10 h
     project work10 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam26 h
     preparation of presentation5 h
     elaboration and execution of projects15 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Credit - own project work, attendance at classes (min 75%), own presentation at a pre-arranged deadline
Exam - written - test (max 10 points), min. 5 points
              oral - in case of ambiguity, the written part of the exam may be replaced by an oral examination
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQBERRY, J W. et al.Cross-cultural psychology: research and applicationsCambridgeCambridge University Press2011978-0-521-76212-0
RQČENĚK, J. -- BREŠOVÁ, J. -- SMOLÍK, J.Interkulturní psychologie: Současný výzkum a aplikaceBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-750-2
RQHOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J. -- MINKOV, M.Cultures and organizations: software of the mind : intercultural cooperation and its importance for survivalNew YorkMcGraw-Hill978-0-07-166418-9
RQHOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J.Kultury a organizace: software lidské mysli : spolupráce mezi kulturami a její důležitost pro přežitíPrahaLinde2007978-80-86131-70-2
RQSHIRAEV, E. -- LEVY, D A.Cross-cultural psychology : critical thinking and contemporary applicationsBoston [u.a.]Pearson2013978-0-205-24935-0
RQTUBBS, S L. -- MOSS, S.Human communication: principles and contextsBostonMcGraw-Hill Higher Education978-0-07-338498-6


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