Facts about the course

Study points:
2.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Lecture Semester:
Autumn
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

LOG904-133 Cross Cultural Management (Autumn 2018)

About the course

This is a rather interactive seminar covering all aspets of cross cultural communication. Besides thory presentation and showing short videos the seminar also works with many interactive games.  Group discussion is very important. There will be no final exam, but there will be individual and group homework and student groups have to produce a short video throughout the week, which will be presented at the very end of the seminar.

Topics covered:

  • Cultural awareness
  • Culture theory and models
  • Culture differences and comparisons
  • Own cultural background
  • Cross-cultural communication (misunderstandings and problems)
  • Culture shock and dealing with it

While the seminar covers many theoretical aspects of culture many interactive games will be part of our schedule. Students will write short papers reflecting their own culture and cultures they have experienced already.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

None

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Knowing that culture matters and knowing that our thinking and acting is culturally bound, ability to deal with ambiguity when moving in foreign cultures, being cross-culturally competent,  knowing culture theory and appliying it to the own and foreign culture, reduction of prejudices and stereotypes, 

Forms of teaching and learning

interactive exercises, reflective essays, theory presentation, group discussion, video production

Examination

  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: %
  • Duration: -
  • Grouping: Group
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material
  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: %
  • Duration: -
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Course evaluation

 Group Work: ¿Interacting Spheres¿ Tuesday

¿My own cultural background¿  Wednesday

1st reflective essay Thursday

2nd reflective essay Presentation of final task Friday

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