Available Courses within the 'Studium Integrale'
These courses of the Cologne Global Study Program are available to Bachelor and Erasmus students of the University of Cologne within their 'Studium Integrale' during the winter semester 2020/2021. Each Course is for two hours a week and you will recieve 3ECTS. The teaching lesson will be english. All courses will be held in a digital format.
Registration: Request via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or during the Klips registration phases.
Economy and Society
Digitalisation and Sustainable Development in Europe and Beyond
Introduction into Theories of European Integration
Politics and Law
The fundamentals of public international law and EU law: Sources, principles and actors
Democracy and the European Union
Culture and History
Between Utopia and Babylon: History of the European Union
Europe 1900 - End and Beginning. From the turn of the century to modernism to war
Intercultural Issues in Academia
Lecturer: Judith Berns
Course Nr: 15304.0107
Time: Tue, 3 Nov 2020, 14:00-15:30h
Credit Points: 3
Intercultural Competence meets Study Competence
Today´s world, in both, private as well as professional aspects, is characterized by fast changes, quick means of travel and instant communication. Physical distance has become less and less of an obstacle for interaction between people. COVID-19 was a push for digitalization and intensified digital communication across any kind of distance. Intercultural encounters, whether physical or digital, are very common, but the challenges that come along with that are often underestimated.
Universities are aiming to become more international and intercultural competence is considered a key skill to be expected by university graduates.
This course will not only provide knowledge, but more importantly help students to incorporate means to face intercultural challenges adequately in everyday life. A special focus will be put on academic challegenes.
Topics dealt with are (selection):
- What is culture and what is intercultural competence?
- Intercultural theories and models
- Working on real-life cases (critical intercultural incidents)
- Introduction to Communication
- Performing in classes
- Support on how to deliver requested performances (e.g. how to do a presenation)
- Proper teacher-student-/student-student-interaction
- Comparing participants´ home Universities