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KKIN3 Interacting Interculturally: Engaging in dialogue 5 op
Organised by
Intercultural Communication
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2 minimum
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will have
- developed some of the core competencies needed for working in multilingual and multicultural teams in the workplace.
- gained a better understanding of group communication, interaction and dialogue.
- improved their ability to better manage and resolve conflict.
- attained a critical understanding of how roles, communication styles and learning preferences may help or hinder group work.
- become aware of diversity issues beyond nationality.


In order to attain the intended learning outcomes, this course uses participatory, enactive and arts-based teaching methods. The students will engage in narratives, exercises, simulations, and reflective/critical discussion. Independent work will consist of readings (including research articles and literary extracts) and written tasks and a learning diary.

Teaching methods

The average workload for a student in a 5 credit course is 135 hours (5cr x 27h), no more than half of which can be contact hours. The course may extend over 2 periods. The distribution of hours between classwork, online work and other independent work will be provided later.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Active participation in class AND homework assignments AND learning diary entries.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Grades on a scale of 1-5 (max.), based on active participation in class, a learning diary and other assignments.

Study materials

Materials will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Further information

This course is part of the Intercultural Communication Studies Program.

Belongs to following study modules

Intercultural Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication)
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.