Intercultural Communication L

This course will provide understanding of communication between people from different culture by introducing students to concepts and basic theories that influence intercultural communication and activates this
knowledge through games, discussions and case studies. Topics covered include for instance culture, identity and communication patterns.
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Schedule:

January 2023 - June 2023

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Communications

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Beginner

Credits:

3 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 45.00

Application period:

Course description

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
- Understand key terms, concepts and topics in the field of Intercultural Communication (ICC)
- Apply the theoretical understanding of ICC to real-life contexts (e.g. interpersonal, professional and academic settings)
- Raise a critical awareness of 'culture', 'communication' and 'identity'
- Develop a range of skills to effectively communicate with people having different backgrounds

Content

This course provides an introduction to culture and communication by exploring relevant concepts and theories in the field of Intercultural Communication (ICC). Topics covered include 'theorising culture', 'intercultural stereotyping', 'intercultural transition' and 'nonverbal communication'. Students are encouraged to actively engage with small group discussions where they can learn different perspectives from others.

Teaching time

There are 3 implementations of this course during spring 2023. Please, visit our course list to see the schedules of each implementation.

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