Intercultural Communication Group 2 (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Janet Brown , MA MA

Course numberM4.05170.10.451
Course codeICC
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of the course, students:
have gained both practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of intercultural communication
have developed awareness of their own and other cultures
can apply flexible communicator skills in intercultural situations
understand models and examples of intercultural (in)competence
demonstrate an open attitude and curiosity

Basic concepts and models of intercultural communication
Applications of intercultural Communication
Cultural Dimensions of intercultural communication in both
theory and practice
Critical analysis of cultural differences in communication style, problem-solving, and non-verbal communication
Experiential exercises and group work enabling students to test and improve their own communication skills and apply the knowledge they have gained

Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R. N. & Mendonça, M. (2014). Organizations and Management in Cross-cultural Context. London. Sage Publications.

Bennett, M. J. (2013). Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication. 2nd ed. Boston: Intercultural Press.

Browaeys, M.-J. & Price, R. (2011). Understanding Cross-cultural Management. 2nd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. J., & Minkov, M. (2010). Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. 3rd, revised ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. & Gupta, V. (2004). Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Samovar, L. A., Porter, R. E., & McDaniel, E. R. (2012). Intercultural Communication: A Reader. 13th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Samovar, L., Porter, R. E., McDaniel, E. R., & Roy, C. S. (2013). Communication between Cultures. (8th ed.) Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Steers, R.M., Schanzez-Runde, C. J. & Nardon, L. (2010). Management Across Cultures - Challenges and Strategies. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Thomas, D.C. & Peterson, M. F. (2014) Cross-cultural Management: Essential Concepts. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
Ting-Toomey, S. & Leeva, C. C. (2012). Understanding Intercultural
Communication. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Varner, I. & Beamer, L. (2010). Intercultural Communication in the
Global Workplace. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Bennett, M. J. (2010). Towards ethnorelativism: A developmental
model of intercultural sensitivity. In: Paige, M. (ed.), Education for the Cultural Experience (pp. 21-71). Yarmouth: Intercultural Press.

Bertelsman Stiftung (2006). Intercultural Competence - The Key Competence in the 21st Century?, Cultural Dialogue, Guetersloh. Available online under

A mixed method of instruction will be used for this course, including
lectures, discussion, case studies, role play, presentations and self-study and group work.

Presentation 20%
Written assignment 40%
Final oral examination 30%
Session preparation and participation 10%