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Wintersemester 2021/2022

Die sogenannten "core courses", sowie der Kompetenzkurs "Intercultural Issues in Academia" des Cologne Global Study Program stehen im Wintersemester 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: 15304.0120

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

Location:  virtual

Credit Points: 3

Today´s world, in both, private as well as professional/academic 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

The seminar will be held digitally