SYLLABUS - COM 320: Cross Cultural Communications
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Ramon Llull University, IQS School of Management, Barcelona

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

Summit Global Education Program


Course Syllabus


COM 320:  Cross Cultural Communications




Course Description:

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand the key differences and commonalities in interpersonal and business communications across various cultures and subcultures in Europe and around the world
  2. Improve their interpersonal and group communication skills across cultures by understanding their own (and others) verbal and nonverbal thought and communication patterns.
  3. Increase their cultural intelligence and cross-cultural communication skills
  4. Appreciate the regional differences in Europe in terms of culture and perspectives on the role and future of the European Union.
  5. Understand the behaviors and communications styles of various European communities
  6. Acquire a deeper understanding of their own cultural biases, and how these cultural preferences affect their communications with others
  7. Apply major concepts and principles of intercultural knowledge and communication by developing and completing various in- and out-of class assignments
  8. Identify and utilize a variety of literature sources to further broaden understanding and improve personal and professional skills in culturally diverse environments.
  9. Understand how to use the Cultural Orientation Indicator, and the concepts of hierarchy, power-distance, space, time, and other orientations to understand their own cultural preferences, and to identify key cultural gaps with others



Course Requirements:

Teaching Procedures and Methodology:



Recommended Readings: 

Daily Homework - Journal (Field notes):

Term Paper Project:


Term Paper Project - Deliverables:


Homework - Introduction to the European Union (Module):

Components of Final Grade:

Grading Scale:

Useful Websites:

Credit Transfer:

Host University (School of Record):

Academic Integrity:

Schedule of Classes and Professional Visits:

Course Outline:

All of our courses are designed with a modular format. Students should expect to cover at least 80% of the content per module, depending upon the Session selected.

     Key Concepts:

     Module 1


     Module 2


     Module 3


     Module 4

     Module - Introduction to the European Union



ITINERARY (Tentative):

BARCELONA, Thursday, June 9th, 2016

BARCELONA, Friday, June 10th, 2016

BARCELONA, Monday, June 13th, 2016

BARCELONA, Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

BARCELONA, Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

BARCELONA, Thursday, June 16th, 2016

BARCELONA, Friday, June 17th, 2016

BARCELONA, Monday, June 20th, 2016

BARCELONA, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

BARCELONA, Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

BARCELONA, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

BARCELONA, Friday, June 24th, 2016

BARCELONA, Monday, June 27th, 2016

PARIS, Monday, June 27th, 2016

PARIS, Tuesday June 28th, 2016

PARIS, Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

PARIS, Thursday, June 30th, 2016

PARIS, Friday, July 1st, 2016

LONDON, Friday, July 1st, 2016

LONDON, Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

LONDON, Monday, July 4th, 2016

LONDON, Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

LONDON, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

BERLIN, Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

BERLIN, Thursday, July 7th, 2016

BERLIN, Friday, July 8th, 2016

BERLIN, Saturday, July 9th, 2016

BERLIN, Monday, July 11th, 2016

PRAGUE, Monday, July 11th, 2016

PRAGUE, Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

PRAGUE, Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

PRAGUE, Thursday, July 14th, 2016

PRAGUE, Friday, July 15th, 2016

PRAGUE, Monday, July 18th, 2016

PRAGUE, Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

PRAGUE, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

PRAGUE, Thursday, July 21st, 2016

PRAGUE, Friday, July 22nd, 2016

PRAGUE, Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

PRAGUE, Monday, July 25th, 2016

PRAGUE, Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

PRAGUE, Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

VIENNA, Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

BUDAPEST, Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

BUDAPEST, Thursday, July 28th, 2016

BUDAPEST, Friday, July 29th, 2016

BUDAPEST, Monday, August 1st, 2016

BUDAPEST, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Note:  Courses and Programs (itinerary, courses, professors, prices and more) are subject to change without prior notice.  The information provided in this document is supplied for purposes of planning only.  Actual course materials may be modified based on the professor's preference or on itinerary changes.

SYLLABUS:            COM 320:  Cross Cultural Communications                Summit Global Education - Europe 2016