Course contents *
With concrete examples and problem-based inductive learning, the course introduces the theoretical models needed for efficient reflection on, and analysis of, intercultural situations, communication and teamwork.
The course provides opportunities to learn and practice, individually and in groups, various practical methods for working constructively, creatively and ethically with personal and cultural variation and diversity, as well as for handling critical intercultural situations.
The course contributes to an increased level of self-awareness and understanding of important issues such as identity, stereotypes, norms and behavioral patterns.
During the course, we will examine roles and expectations, relevant to the student's specific profession, that may exist in different countries, companies and workplaces, and discuss what consequences this may have in, e.g., multi-disciplinary and international projects.
We discuss how intercultural competence relates to KTH's core values, global citizenship, and sustainable development.
The course also covers emotional aspects of international teamwork, living and working abroad as well as returning to your country.
Documentation, reflection and accounting of intercultural experiences and learning are brought up as a step towards personal development and future employability.
The course is given in English and makes use of the fact that KTH has students with different backgrounds at all levels.