International and Intercultural Communication


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • 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, and religion.
  • theories of intercultural communication
  • various research traditions’ view on international and intercultural communication
  • significant methodological approaches to analyzing international and intercultural communication.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analytical understanding of concrete examples of intercultural communication
  • analyzing intercultural communication situations and their contexts
  • identifying and explaining central dimensions of intercultural conflict.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • critically discussing types of interpersonal, intergovernmental or interaction in relation to intercultural communication
  • explaining the effect of multiple approaches to the field of intercultural communication on the understanding of communication between institutions, and individuals with different national, ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds
  • communicating about issues in intercultural communications in a clear, well-formulated written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInternational and Intercultural Communication
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual 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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternational og interkulturel kommunikation
Module codeBALISE2018
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities