[ 978GLCUICRK10 ] KS Intercultural Competence and Cultural Reflection

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Business Administration Werner Auer-Rizzi 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Canada/Taiwan 2020W
Objectives The course objective is twofold: before starting the program, the course aims to prepare students to live and study in Canada and Taiwan by raising awareness of cultural differences they will experience in different situations; during their stay abroad, the students will develop their intercultural skills by reflecting on their experiences and keeping regular journal entries on their acculturation process. During individual sessions with the instructor, students will discuss their cultural learning process and reflect on their own cultural identity at regular intervals during the program.
  • Preparing for a study period abroad to take place in two distinctly diverse cultures,
  • Developing cultural awareness and tolerance for ambiguity,
  • Recognizing cultural differences and detecting their underlying meaning,
  • Learning to adapt to different contexts,
  • Learning to make sense of diversity,
  • Developing methods for critical analysis.
Criteria for evaluation
  • Individual dedication and commitment to the learning process and a willingness to experiment with different methods of cultural learning.
  • Regular submission of journals.
Methods Group discussions, individual inquiry and reflection, analytical observation, ethnographic writing.
Language English
Study material Current reading material focusing on both target cultures.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 40
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority