ATS3064 - Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2017 (On-campus block of classes)



The unit aims to equip students with intercultural skills which will enable them to effectively engage in global networks. Introducing students to Cultural Intelligence, the unit will provide critical tools for intercultural management, a key competency for studying and working in transnational environments. Students will complete guided intercultural interactions in and outside classroom, in order to produce written self-reflection on their cultural experience. Regardless of disciplinary background, activities proposed to students in this unit (e.g. case studies, role plays, simulations, reflective journal, online forum) will train them to efficiently interact with, and to engage in local and regional environments. Fostering crucial graduate attributes such as cross-cultural collaboration, teamwork, cultural awareness and critical thinking, this unit will enable students to build their profile as global leaders.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have developed critical understanding of the key concepts and models of Intercultural Communication Competences.
  2. Have learnt to identify and analyse intercultural differences in specific multicultural context.
  3. Have gained knowledge on cross-cultural issues.
  4. Have been exposed to tools and practices enhancing intercultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  5. Be able to apply principles of cross- and intercultural engagement in various contexts.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.