Communication Engineering part time

Area of studies
Civil Engineering

Level of qualification
2. Cycle (Master)

Qualification awarded
DiplomingenieurIn (DI)

Mode of study
Part-time

Duration of study
4 Semesters

ECTS-Credits awarded
120 ECTS

Language
English

FH site
Klagenfurt

Tuition fees
€ 363.36

ÖH contribution
€ 18,50

 

Details - Cross-cultural Communication


Course number: M-CE-1.07
Course: Cross-cultural Communication
Type: Seminar
SPPW: 2
ECTS-Credits: 3
Instructor: MMag.a Dr.in Hilda Fanta,
Professorin Mag.ª Sabine Hofstätter
Course ID: CCC
Semester: WS 2011
Semester of degree program 1
 
Number of groups 1
Language of instruction:
Curriculum version: 2011

learning outcomes of the course unit:
The students have gained an awareness of their own inherent ethnocentrism in the communication process and are able to question and manage their own communication behaviour so that it harmonizes with that of a different culture. This process should foster openness, acceptance and cross-cultural communication skills to help meet the challenges of intercultural encounters. The students will be able to do their own research on a particular intercultural item and present their findings meaningfully so that it contributes to the learning outcome in the development of intercultural knowledge and communication skills. Students are finally able to analyse and reflect on communication situations and develop individual context-related strategies.

The overall aim of this course is to raise the students' awareness of their own inherent ethnocentrism in the communication process and to be able to manage their own communication behaviour so that it harmonizes with that of a different culture. This process should foster openness, acceptance and cross-cultural communication skills to help meet the challenges of intercultural encounters. A major focus will be on the students' own research and presentation activities that contribute to the learning outcome in the development of intercultural knowledge and communication skills. Students should finally be able to analyse and reflect on communication situations and develop individual context-related strategies.

mode of delivery: Presencecourse

prerequisits and co-requisits: English at A2 or B1 level.

recommended optional programme components:

course contents:
The students are introduced to the current approaches and theories of cross-cultual communication and sensitized to the differences of communication in a multicultural and globalized business environment.



Students will be introduced to the current approaches and theories on cross-cultual communication and will be sensitized to the differences of communication in a multicultural and globalized business environment.

recommended or required reading:
R. D. Lewis (2006), When Cultures Collide, 3rd ed. (Boston : Nicholas Brealey Internaltional)


Material will be provided by lecturers.

Material will be provided by lecturers.

planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, group and team work, presentations, active participation of students

assessment methods and criteria: Oral presentation and class participation.
Oral presentation and class participation.

work placement(s):

of note:
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