Intercultural Communications: USA and Germany

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: Zentrale Einrichtungen - Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
  • Semester: SS 2022
  • Zeit: Fr 13.05.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

    Fr 20.05.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

    Sa 21.05.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

  • Dozent: Patrick Schmidt
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 1130138
  • Hinweis: Online

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

Topics include:

  • Examining the term ‘culture’
  • Overcoming ethnocentrism
  • Discovering American and German cultural values
  • Contrasting communication styles of the Germans and Americans
  • Negotiating and resolving German-American conflicts

Becoming aware of the different developing stages of intercultural competence

2-6 ECTS


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