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Intercultural Competence

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Intercultural Competence
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-430
SAP-Submodule-No.:
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P440-0068
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4SU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English
Assessment:
Term paper with presentation (can be repeated annually)

[updated 21.03.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BITM-430 (P440-0068) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-430 (P440-0068) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-430 (P440-0068) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-430 (P440-0068) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 4, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload:
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Heuwinkel

[updated 26.06.2017]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will _
- be capable of explaining the specifics of selected national cultures with regard to history, national culture, economic situation and touristic highlights,
- be able to provide an overview of management styles and dos + don´ts in the day-to-day business of selected national cultures,
- be able to independently research content on selected national cultures and evaluate it on the basis of specified criteria,
- be able to work in a group successfully and independently in a goal-oriented manner and within a specific time limit. This includes the independent distribution of work packages within the group, their individual preparation by the respective group members and a group presentation. This also includes resolving any conflicts that might arise within the group or escalating them to the lecturers.
- Students will be able to prepare a written paper in English, taking into account scientific principles, and deliver a presentation in English within a specified timeframe.
 


[updated 17.09.2018]
Module content:
- Knowledge from the field of cultural research, for example by participating in the Summer European Academy in cooperation with the Texas A&M University or the European Spring Academy in cooperation with the Singapore Management University (SMU)
- This interdisciplinary course will make students familiar with the history and culture, as well as the economic and touristic core data of a country and their influence on management styles and practices in everyday business, based on current topics (partly supplemented by excursions).
- Structured discussions, exercises and workshops
- Structured project work in a team
- Written composition and presentation of the results using modern presentation techniques.


[updated 17.09.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with a high degree of student participation, discussions, group work, group presentations, written compositions

[updated 21.03.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Always the latest edition:
- Lewis, When Cultures Collide Nicholas Brealey International, (USA)
- Hofstede/Hofstede/Minkov, Cultures and Organizations, McGrawHill (USA)
- Schneider/Barsoux, Managing Across Cultures, Harlow (UK)
- Deresky, Global Management, New Jersey
- Rothlauf, Interkulturelles Management, München/Wien
- Rodrigues, C.; International Management: A Cultural Approach, Cincinnati (Ohio)
Additional literature on selected national cultures.


[updated 17.09.2018]
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