The materials of this course are carefully tailored to consolidate the previous intercultural communication skills and experience obtained by MA students professionally and personally. Both the course content and the project work of students help to fight stereotypes within and around intercultural communication and build up students’ awareness of the key issues in generalized and particular professional fields, along with the intercultural research techniques. It develops students’ skills to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge in Business Management and Administration, Political Studies, Political Geography, Economics, Human Resource Management, Executive Psychology, etc.
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The course will cover the following topics:
Key concepts of ICC (2 hours)
Phenomenon of ICC
Theory of Activity
Theory of Communication
Units of Communication
Cultural Specificy and Cultural Relativism
Culture and verbal behaviour in the context of ICC (2 hours).
Verbal behaviour as a cultural phenomenon
Levels of Cultural Competency (2 hours)
Interdisciplinarity of ICC and intercultural research (2 hours)
Key and Secondary Data Sources in ICC Research (2 hours)
Key Theories of ICC (2 hours)
Language Picture of the World and ICC research (2 hours)
Stereotypes (2 hours)
Causes of stereotypes
Levels of stereotypes
Impact of stereotypes
Overcoming of stereotypes.
Culture Shock (2 hours)
Causes of shock
Levels of shock
Impact of shock
Overcoming of shock.
ICC Theories: Practical Outcomes (2 hours)
Development of the Secondary personality
Development of the Third Culture
Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Michael Minkov. (2010). Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill, USA.