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How to sign up for ZAK courses

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 winter term 2017/18 starts on Thursday, October 5th, 2017.


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

Intercultural Communications: USA
Nov. 03, 2017, 09:00 until 17:00
Geb. 30.96
R 104

Germans, who plan to study and work in the USA, will benefit greatly from this seminar. The premise of this workshop is simple: understanding your culture and your own ‘mental software’ is a prerequisite to understanding other cultures – in this particular course, American ways and habits. By first clarifying the (un-conscious) behavioral patterns of the Germans and then comparing them with Americans, the participant attains an increased cultural awareness, leading to more effective intercultural communications.

Topics include:

• Examining the term ‘culture’

• Overcoming ethnocentrism

• Discovering German and American cultural values

• Contrasting German and American communication styles

• Negotiating and resolving German-American conflicts

• Becoming aware of the different stages of intercultural competence

The language of instruction is English.

2–6 LP



Fri 03.11.17, 9:00–17:00

Fri 10.11.17, 9:00–17:00

Sat 11.11.17, 9:00–17:00

Patrick Schmidt
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:stgJzr6∂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