Course Description

Course Name

Intercultural Communication

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
Intercultural Communication (ICC) is an intermediate course which examines the intersection of language, communication, community and culture. It presents differing perspectiveson issues central to ICC and explores cultural and linguistic diversity and contact, and language endangerment. It examines the formation of identity, such as gender, status and ethnicity, and culture through language.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will have:

  • Comprehended the concepts of communication, culture and language from diverse theoretical perspectives.
  • Studied their interconnection and application in various linguistic cultures.
  • Analyzed key readings on ICC.
  • Understood the implications effects of language contact.
  • Explored, questioned and compared communicative strategies and language rituals across cultures.
  • Assessed factors complicating intercultural communication; i.e., ethnicity, privilege, equality, social inclusion and exclusion, migration and globalization.
  • Collected and evaluated data in order to explore issues and topics in ICC first-hand.
  • Presented a research thesis which examines and explains an ICC issue and proposes a resolution.
  • Written a research paper.

*Course content subject to change