International and Intercultural Communication


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework, associated discussion sessions, and an exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • significant varieties of intercultural contact that occur due to cultural, social and financial globalization processes such as communication within and between institutions and organizations, in intergovernmental cooperation and in international development and aid work
  • relevant identity-related factors and their influence on intercultural communication, including ethnicity, language, religion, etc.

  • theories of international and intercultural communication

  • various research traditions’ view on international and intercultural communication

  • significant methodological approaches to analyzing international and intercultural communication.


  • analytical understanding of concrete examples of international and/or intercultural communication
  • describing international and intercultural communication situations and their contexts by using relevant academic terminology


  • critically discussing the consequences of understanding certain types of interpersonal, intergovernmental or inter-organizational interaction as international and intercultural communication on the basis of relevant theory
  • understanding and explaining the effect of different scientific approaches to the field of international and intercultural communication on the understanding of communication between institutions, organizations, and individuals with different national, ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examInternational and Intercultural Communication
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternational og interkulturel kommunikation
Module codeBALISE201818
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities