Course syllabus RRIK - Intercultural Communication (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: RRIK
Course title in Czech:
Intercultural Communication
Course title in English: Intercultural Communication
Semester: WS 2014/2015
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:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Social Studies (FRDIS)
PhDr. Zdeňka Hort, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
SBZ and not Intercultural Communication in English
Timetable in this semester:
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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)
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)
Language and verbal communication as a tool for perceiving world (allowance 2/2)
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. 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)
Multicultural identity/ies (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
26 h
practice26 h
field work
10 h
project work
10 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
25 h
preparation of presentation
5 h
elaboration and execution of projects
15 h
writing of seminar paper20 h
139 h
Assessment methods:
exam, project
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily 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 2013/2014
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.

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