DM2556 Intercultural communication 7.5 credits

Interkulturell kommunikation

Intercultural communication is a field of study that looks at how people from different countries and differing cultural backgrounds behave, communicate and perceive the world around them, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavour to communicate across cultures.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 intcom20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    60183

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    14/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Leif Dahlberg <dahlberg@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Henrik Åhman <hahman@kth.se>

    Leif Dahlberg <dahlberg@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Searchable for all programmes from year 3 and for students admitted to a master programme.

  • Part of programme

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student shall

* be well prepared to understand and competently deal with communication situations in education and future professional life

* be able to describe and analyze questions in the area of intercultural communication in a critical and methodological way

* be able to read and understand research literature in the area intercultural communication

* be able to analyze and predict the role and use of different media technologies in intercultural communication

in order that the studenten shall have

* good knowledge in the area intercultural communication

* good knowledge in the effect that media technology can have on intercultural communication

* good knowledge of cultural, social, institutional, and technical conditions for intercultural communication

* good knowledge of modern theories on intercultural communication and media technology.

Course main content

In the world today there is an ever growing number of contacts and communication between people with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This communication takes place because of contacts within the areas of business, international organizational co-operation, science, education, massmedia, entertainment, tourism, but also because of immigration. Intercultural communication is a field of study that looks at how people from different countries and differing cultural backgrounds behave, communicate and perceive the world around them, in similar and different ways among themselves, and how they endeavour to communicate across cultures. The study of intercultural communication brings together academic disciplines such as Social anthropology, Media technology, Management, Psychology, Cultural studies, and Media studies. The central objective of the course is to understand how people from different cultures communicate with each other in organizations and enterprises and to improve the ability to successfully communicate with people of other cultures (intercultural competence). The course will focus on how media, media technology and media systems work in different cultures and societies, in particular on issues like freedom of press, advertising and propaganda, entertainment imperialism, education and communication patterns. The course is based on lectures, seminars, study visits and project work.

Eligibility

Literature

Will be announced 4 weeks prior to course start on course web page.

Examination

  • UPP1 - Task, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In this course the school’s honours codex is applied, see:

http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Contact

Leif Dahlberg, e-post: dahlberg@csc.kth.se, tel: 790 6064

Examiner

Leif Dahlberg <dahlberg@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.