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SOA1001 Cross-Cultural Communication

Name of study programme

Cross-Cultural Communication

ECTS credits

15

Introduction

The course provides training in cross cultural communication with participants from different parts of the world. The students will work in groups and shall present a paper on a chosen topic.

Students having completed the course will have received training in cross cultural communication, group work and in the presentation of their own work (paper on a topic of their choice), and are expected to be able to identify how culture influences communication.

Learning outcomes

Students having completed the course will have received training in cross cultural communication, group work and in the presentation of their own work (paper on a topic of their choice), and are expected to be able to identify how culture influences communication.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching will be a combination of lectures and discussion groups. The students are expected to hand in and prepare questions to be discussed in class. The course will also include excursions to relevant institutions in the Lillehammer area. The students will be given supervision on their final paper

Assessment, examination and grading

Coursework requirements

Every other week the students are expected to present a minor paper to fellow students, in the presence of the instructor. All presentations have to be accepted before the final exam. A list of accepted students will be submitted to the exam board prior to the final exam.

Form of assessment

The evaluation is based on a written paper which is presented and discussed in class. The paper is a group work. The topic of the paper can either be an in-depth study relevant to the course, or a comparative study, Choice of paper topic is made in consultation with the instructor. The size of the paper should be about 4000 words/10 pages, to be prepared at home/outside the lectures.

Class

2018