Minor Intercultural Communication

Locatie
Wageningen
Niveau
Cursus of nascholing
Duur
Meerdere dagen

Are you working in international projects or in intercultural groups? In our English minor intercultural communication you will learn how to achieve a successful cooperation in these situations. Start in February 2019 at Aeres Hogeschool Wageningen.

Practical matters

  • Date: start in February 2019
  • Location: Aeres Hogeschool Wageningen
  • Admission requirements: The official language in this minor is English. A European B2 level in English is mandatory.
    The minor is open to all students at a Dutch university or university of applied sciences with a first-year diploma.
    External students will need confirmation from their own university or employer before being enrolled.
  • Tuition fees: Tuition fee for part 1 : € 2380, Tuition fee for part 1 and 2 : €2975
  • Register: Non-students can register here, students can enroll via Kiesopmaat

Course content

Are you working in international projects or in intercultural groups? In our English minor Intercultural communication you will learn how to achieve a successful cooperation in these situations. 

Why this minor?

We live in a time of increasing globalization, migration and urbanization, which leads to a society characterized by growing diversity in a social and professional context. This offers opportunities and dynamic development, but this may also lead to anxiety, misunderstandings and xenophobia. How to handle these aspects of modern living and employ them to identify opportunities without being blind for threats?

In this minor you will learn to take a proactive and self-reflective role and develop professional relationships in a foreign or multicultural context in your professional career at home and abroad. The minor has a value of fifteen European Credits (15 ECs).

Learning objectives

You will study practice and theory of cultural awareness, group differences and similarities, and apply this awareness in intercultural communication between people with diverse backgrounds. By successfully finishing this minor you will acquire insights and competence to

  • be aware of your own cultural preferences and bias;
  • analyse cultural differences and similarities in international and/or multicultural target groups;
  • perform successfully and effectively on a national and international level in both study and profession.

This includes developing a motivated behaviour repertoire and acquiring commitment with relevant stakeholders. The programme is based on current insights and developments and links fundamental knowledge of models and theories to relevant research and effective behaviour in practice.

Assessment

The assessment consists of four mandatory parts: a theory test, a topical essay, an advice report based on the students' research at the (traineeship) workplace and a presentation integrating 1 and 2.

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