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Sommersemester 2021

Die sogenannten "core courses" , sowie der Kompetenzkurs "Intercultural Issues in Academia" des Cologne Global Study Program stehen im Sommersemester über das Studium Integrale für Bachelor- und Erasmus-Studierende der Universität zu Köln zur Verfügung. Jeder Kurs umfasst 2 Semesterwochenstunden und wird mit 3 ECTS vergütet. Die Unterrichtsprache ist Englisch. Die Kurse werden alle digital stattfinden.

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Economy and Society

Politics and Law

Culture and History

Intercultural Issues in Academia

Lecturer: Judith Berns

Course Nr: 15304.0117

Time: Tue, 16:00-17:30h

Location:  virtual

Credit Points: 3

This seminar will provide students with theoretical background as well as skills connected to intercultural issues and situations.
It is a global fact that our societies are experiencing a very dynamic process of pluralization due to internationalization. Increasing cultural diversity brings along many challenges that affect everyone at one time or another. Many of those challenges can be very benefitial but require suitable coping.
Cultural competence is understood as the ability to act suitable and effectively in intercultural situations. This requires much more than just knowledge about intercultural theories and facts, but involves actions, attitudes and skills. Intercultural competence demands a person to go beyond simply learning and memorizing facts, it demands the motivation to incorporate a self-critical and open-minded point of view that is reflected in the actions taken.
In order to fulfill those aspects, the structure of this seminar provides a balance between theoretical input and intercultural experiences.
Topics covered within this seminar will be:
- Concept of culture and interculturality
- Cultural standards/dimensions
- Communication theories
- Stereotypes
- Identity and self-reflection
- Working with critical incidents
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