Intercultural Competencies
calendar_month 02 Nov 2015, 00:00
%E2%80%9CEnhance your cultural intelligence and bridge the cultural gaps%E2%80%9D. People are not the same around the world. We are actually different in a lot of things, for example europeans clothe brides in white dresses, while asian culture use white dresses for funerals. There is also a lot of differences in business behavior around the world and these behavioral details are sometimes crucial in getting a deal. In this course, you will get on a fascinating exursion around the globe and learn more about how different are cultures in the world.

Course leader
Berit Simonsen - University of Nothern Denmark

Target group
Anyone above 18 years of age by the time of the courseAnyone with intermediary level of English.A laptop or tablet are useful in order to be able to pass class assignments.

Course aim
After completion of the course you should have acquired knowledge about the concept of culture, cultural elements and cultural analysis as well as an understanding of cultural significance for all forms of communication. Furthermore you will have acquired the skills to apply cultural knowledge in relation to a given company and be able to offer practice-oriented solutions to cultural conflicts that might occur in a multicultural company. You will gains the skills allowing you to take part in business development, showing consideration for cultural aspects and differences as well as you will be able to identity cultural differences and ways of living in order to operate in various cultural settings within a given industry.Schedule:Day 1 Principles of Problem andProject Based Learning Introducing the "Aalborg PBL Model"Project & Group work:"Experiencing the "Aalborg way" of learning"Day 2 The concept of "Culture"The dilemma between the theoretical poles of a; Descriptive and Complex understanding of cultureCultural encounters them and usIntroducing the concept of Cultural IntelligenceProject & Group work:"Different days- Different Ways"Day 3 Intercultural engagement why bother?Cultural identityProject & Group work:" The cultural journey of discovery"Day 4 Cultural understanding and awarenessCultural road-maps: how and when can we use them? Introducing Hall & Hall, Hofstede, and Trompenaars & Group work:"Opposing parties"Day 5 Intercultural Communication- The importance of verbal and non-verbal dialogueLanguage in translationProject & Group work:"A Different place- The intercultural classroom"

Credits info
1 ECTS You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university. If you enroll on UCN you will have the credits accepted based on fullfilling all class assignments set by the lecturer.

Fee info
EUR 220: Course fee. Course fee does not include 50EUR Application fee for all registered after 15.5.2015.All courses take place in a new building of University of Split Library. EUR 170: Accommodation fee for a 7night stay at dormitory Spinut in Split (belongs to University of Split). Full board is just 10EUR/day. Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, parties etc.

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