04ENG210 CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 5 ECTS (This is the same course as 04ENG205 CULTURE & COMMUNICATION & BUSINESS 5 ECTS)

Learning objectives

The student will

Contents

Understanding culture (definitions, national/individual culture, culture iceberg/visible/invisible characteristics). Reactions to other cultures (ethnocentrism, stereotypes, perceptions, xenophobia). Culture gurus: Hofstede, Trompenaars, Hall, Lewis, and GLOBE. Communication and intercultural communication in the business world. Culture and business: etiquette, taboos, dos and don’ts. Country presentations. Group discussions/debates.

Prerequisites

01ENG Englannin kieli ja viestintä (Business English Basics) 3 ECTS, 04ENG503 Presentation Skills 3 ECTS/04ENG201 Business Presentation Skills 5 ECTS, for second- and third year students.

Assessment and evaluation

Compulsory attendance, active participation, all course work/assignments, reflective essay, final project/presentation.

Evaluation: pass/fail or 1-5.

Materials

Reppu, materials provided by the lecturer.