Sports, Culture & Event Management FT
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Area Studies (E)

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are given the opportunity to make an informed decision about their exchange semester. The students are given a general overview of the partner institutions and their course options in order to be able to make a selection depending on their preference and suitability. The participants are given the opportunity to consider their expectations and challenge their current thoughts on intercultural learning.

They are equipped with the tools necessary to get the most out of their intercultural encounter. The students get to know the challenges in the field of intercultural relations and international business relations. The students learn the inter-cultural and transcultural discourse. They are familiar with terms from cultural analysis and cultural studies and can classify them.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Expectations and advantages of an exchange semester
• intercultural awareness
• Location analysis / LESCANT model
• Travel tips & resources, culture shocks and re-entry shock
• Countries, partner universities and choices of degree programs, area studies by region
• Cultural Studies
• Cultural analysis
• Cultural policy

recommended or required reading

Study Abroad, EducationDynamics, LLC, (online) (Accessed: March 12, 2019)

Thomas, D., Inkson, K., 2017. Cultural Intelligence. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


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year of study

second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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work placement(s)

not applicable