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

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Intercultural Communication
Course title in English:
Intercultural Communication
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master; master continuing
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM
Course supervising department:
Department of Social Studies (FRDIS)
Teachers: PhDr. Jiří Nesiba, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., MBA, LLM (supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
Thursday9.00-10.50Aula (ČP II.)
not set
Every week
Aula (ČP II.)
not set
SeminarEvery week45
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
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 content:
Introduction to cross cultural communication as an applied discipline, history (allowance 2/2)
Process of communication, key terms of cross cultural communication (allowance 4/0)
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)
Personality and expression of emotions in cross-cultural context, cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence (EQ, CQ) (allowance 2/2)
Language and verbal communication as a tool for perceiving world (allowance 2/2)
Nonverbal communication in cross-cultural context (allowance 2/2)
Intercultural adaptation and development: process of development of (cultural) identity, acculturation, enculturation, culture shock and coping mechanisms (allowance 2/2)
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 activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture26 h
26 h
field work
10 h
project work
10 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
26 h
preparation of presentation
5 h
elaboration and execution of projects
15 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
140 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
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BERRY, J W. et al. Cross-cultural psychology: research and applications. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 626 p. ISBN 978-0-521-76212-0.
ČENĚK, J. -- BREŠOVÁ, J. -- SMOLÍK, J. Interkulturní psychologie: Současný výzkum a aplikace. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 140 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-750-2.
HOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J. -- MINKOV, M. Cultures and organizations: software of the mind : intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 561 p. ISBN 978-0-07-166418-9.
HOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J. Kultury a organizace: software lidské mysli : spolupráce mezi kulturami a její důležitost pro přežití. Praha: Linde, 2007. 335 p. ISBN 978-80-86131-70-2.
SHIRAEV, E. -- LEVY, D A. Cross-cultural psychology : critical thinking and contemporary applications. 5th ed. Boston [u.a.]: Pearson, 2013. 375 p. ISBN 978-0-205-24935-0.
TUBBS, S L. -- MOSS, S. Human communication: principles and contexts. 11th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 553 p. ISBN 978-0-07-338498-6.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2018/2019
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:

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