You will study practice and theory of cultural awareness, group differences and similarities, and apply this awareness in intercultural communication between people with diverse backgrounds. By successfully finishing this minor you will acquire insights and competence to
- be aware of your own cultural preferences and bias;
- analyse cultural differences and similarities in international and/or multicultural target groups;
- perform successfully and effectively on a national and international level in both study and profession.
This includes developing a motivated behaviour repertoire and acquiring commitment with relevant stakeholders. The programme is based on current insights and developments and links fundamental knowledge of models and theories to relevant research and effective behaviour in practice.
Part 1: Theory study and classes
- Six study meetings with lectures, workshops and guest lectures
- Assessment: essay and theoretical examination
Part 2: Research at the (traineeship) workplace
- Practical research at the (traineeship) workplace (12 weeks). During this period the students will be in touch with their coach online
- Assessment: Advice report, proof of commitment at trainee post, colloquium with presentation and portfolio
The assessment consists of four mandatory parts: a theory test, a topical essay, an advice report based on the students' research at the (traineeship) workplace and a presentation.