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Please choose the course(s) you want to register for from the list “ZAK-Lehrangebote”: ZAK course registration. You can use the search function to search for names of lecturers or course titles.

At the end of each course description you will find a link that leads you to the registration form.

The registration period for the upcoming sommer term 2018 starts on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018.


If you need help filling in the form please contact Christine Karl: christine.karl∂kit.edu

Courses taught in English (for all Courses (in German and English) please see Website: ZAK-Anmeldekalender)

ZAK Courses taught in English

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Africa – Insight and Inside. Intercultural Communication and Challenges
Nov. 03, 2017, 09:30 - 17:00
Geb. 30.96
R 006

Africa is a complex continent with more than 50 nations with different political, economical and social conditions as well as individual histories, languages and traditions. Often the cultural diversity is ignored, nevertheless African societies share a common codex of values and behavior patterns different from the Western cultures. It becomes obvious when dealing with hierarchies, the management of time, the indirect communication style and the process of decision making which takes the collective much more into account than the individual.

These differences in cultural dimensions tend to lead to misunderstandings, irritations and counter productivity. The seminar will give an introduction to intercultural competence. Students are invited to refl ect their own values and the perception of the ‘otherness’ of their cultural counterpart. After an input on the African continent we will work with interactive methods (culture shock, refraiming of cultural conflicts, simulations of negations between Africans and Europeans).

Bringing in your personal experience in Africa/ with Africans is highly welcome.

2–3 LP



Fri 03.11.17, 09:30–17:00

Sat 04.11.17, 09:30–17:00

Sun 05.11.17, 09:30–17:00

Kerstin Kilanowski
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:stgZiw5∂zak kit edu
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Christine Karl, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 42043


Coordination Studying / General Studies:
Ines Bott, M.A.
Telefon: 0721-608 46919

Dr. Christine Mielke
Telefon: 0721-608 46920