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CLS045 - Global and intercultural competence  
Global och interkulturell kompetens
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: SPRAK
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 62 - COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING IN SCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 99117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 50

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: UG   3,0 c 4,5 c    

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Examiner:

Rebecca Bergman

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Specific entry requirements

English 5 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)

Course specific prerequisites


Aim

Since many students will work in global and interdisciplinary
environments, the skills to do this are increasingly in demand. This
course focuses on the key areas that a globally competent student should
be aware of, in terms of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. In addition,
this course trains communication skills for working in these
environments.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Analyse definitions of culture based on theoretical frameworks
  • Engage in an informed discussion of their own and others’ identities, based on aspects such as nationality, ethnicity, profession, gender, age
  • Analyse cultural incidents through the lenses of relevant theories and personal experience
  • Reflect on affordances and challenges of intercultural groupwork
  • Apply cultural knowledge to real life situations
  • Demonstrate communicative competence in presenting written and oral information 
  • Give and receive constructive criticism on written and oral work (peer response).

Content

The course focuses on the participants’ own experiences of culture, which will be discussed in the light of intercultural theory, particularly a non-essentialist approach. 
The course is divided into two main parts. 
Part 1:
Explores culture in terms of self, others and society as a whole. Aspects which will be included are:
  • Intercultural theoretical background
  • Values, beliefs
  • Conflict resolution
  • Intercultural group work

Part 2: 
Project work in a smaller group focused on a cultural group different to your own. Participants will choose an area to work with to reflect on and apply the concepts discussed in part 1.



Organisation

The course runs over two quarters and is a mixture of online and face-to-face classes. The course will consist of a number of written and oral assignments, connected to intercultural communication. There will be regular seminars, connected to the assignments, some of which will be compulsory.

Literature

Course literature will be provided on the course
website. Please check the course homepage for more information. 

Examination including compulsory elements

The final grade of the course is based on the written and oral assignments during the course. All assignments should be a pass. 

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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