Course syllabus IPS - Cross-cultural Psychology (FRDIS - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code: IPS
Course title in language of instruction: Interkulturní psychologie
Course title in Czech: Cross-cultural Psychology
Course title in English: Cross-cultural Psychology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: Ing. Mgr. Jiří Čeněk, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Josef Smolík, LLM, Ph.D., MBA (supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Cross-cultural Psychology in English
Aims of the course:
The objective of the course is to introduce fundamental aspects of intercultural setting, to obtain basic knowledge on intercultural contexts and to understand relationships of globally connected world with specific national and cultural characteristics.
Course contents:
1.Definition of cross-culture psychology (allowance 2/1)
2.Basic concepts of cross-cultural psychology (culture, acculturation etc.) (allowance 2/1)
3.Language and communication (allowance 2/1)
4.Dimensions of national cultures (individualism vs. collectivism atc.) (allowance 2/1)
5.Attitudes and prejudices (allowance 2/1)
6.Conflicts of cultures, international negotiations (allowance 2/1)
7.Differences of the national cultures (allowance 2/1)
8.Psychology of the Czech nation (allowance 2/1)
9.National and ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic (allowance 2/1)
10.Cross-cultural differences in behavior of minorities (allowance 2/1)
11.Foreign research and cross-cultural skills (allowance 2/1)
12.Methodology of cross-cultural psychology (allowance 2/1)
13.Methodology of cross-cultural psychology II (allowance 2/1)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in international context
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Interpersonal skills

Specific competences:
-Ability to work in multicultural environment
-Ability to work in multicultural team
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solving cultural and political issues in a broader context.
-Understanding intercultural differences and interrelations

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 attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h14 h
     practice14 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)5 h0 h
     preparation for exam54 h84 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h0 h
     preparation of presentation20 h0 h
     elaboration of reports0 h30 h
     elaboration and execution of projects15 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper12 h40 h
Total168 h168 h
Assessment methods:
The subject will be terminated by a written examination (60%), subject to completion of the minimum participation in lectures (75%) and exercises (75%).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQHOFSTEDE, G. -- HOFSTEDE, G J.Kultury a organizace: software lidské mysli : spolupráce mezi kulturami a její důležitost pro přežitíPrahaLinde2007978-80-86131-70-2
RQKOLMAN, L.Komunikace mezi kulturami: psychologie interkulturních rozdílůPrahaCredit200180-213-0735-8
RQInterkulturní psychologie: [sociopsychologické zkoumání kultur, etnik, ras a národů]PrahaPortál200480-7178-885-6
RQHOFSTEDE, G.Culture's consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nationsThousand Oaks, Calif.Sage Publications0-8039-7323-3


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