FP-IBimPAcad. year: 2020/2021
The main content of this subject is to gain relevant knowledge from the field of psychology and sociology which is necessary for effective company. Emphasis is put on interpersonal communication in the corporate environment and the ability to apply them in training activities in order to develop managerial skills corporate practice.
Offered to foreign students
Of all faculties
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire relevant knowledge from the field of social capability and competence primarily aimed at social interactive patterns. They will have a clear idea of fundamental theoretical models and strategies of human interactions as well as their practical application. In seminars they will consolidate and develop their skills necessary to make the process of social interactions more effective in common situations as well as in demanding situations at work.
KSA in the field of social sciences on the A level required. English language competence min. at level B1.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
CHIN, J. L., TRIMBLE, J. E. Diversity and Leadership. SAGE Publications, 2014. ISBN13 978-14-5225-789-1.
BARMEYER, Ch., FRANKLIN, P. Intercultural Management : A Case-Based Approach to Achieving Complementarity and Synergy. MacMillan Education, 2016. ISBN13 978-11-3702-737-5.
HOFSTEDE , G., HOFSTEDE, G. J., MINKOV. M. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. 3rd ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016. ISBN13 978-00-7166-418-9.
PILLER, I. Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction. Edingurgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. ISBN13 978-14-7441-291-9.
SCHEIN, E. H., SCHEIN, P. Organizational Culture and Leadership. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2016. ISBN13 978-11-1921-204-1.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
lectures, behavioural interview, role playing, model situations, case studies solving
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit:
* active participation 10%
* assignment 40%
* assignment presentation 40%
* discussion towards team assignment presentation 10%
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to the course. Definition of organizational criteria and conditions for passing the course. Assignment of semester work topics and processing criteria.
2. Definition of key terms: culture and its elements, intercultural competence and its components, process of intercultural communication.
3. Intercultural adaptation: individual identity, acculturation, cultural shock and mechanisms of its successful coping
4. Culture concept description.
5. Classical cultural models: Hofstede, Trompenaars, Hampdon-Turner.
6. The concept of cultural standards according to A. Thomas.
7. Cultural assimilator as a means of intercultural training.
8. Negotiating in international environment. AID model for interactions with different cultures.
9. Specifics of work in international teams. GLOBE model.
10. Barriers to intercultural communication. Ethnocentrism, cultural relativism.
11. Specifics of selected European cultures with a focus on international trade.
12. Specifics of selected non-European cultures with a focus on international trade.
13. Repetitorium and discussion on the topics.
The main aim of this course is to acquire knowledge of interpersonal communication in international environment and its application thanks training activities.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Regular attendance in lectures is is highly recommended. Attendance in seminars is obligatory.
Type of course unit
13 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
13 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer