ATS3064 - Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet


Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet

Not offered in 2018


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.



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 the unit, students will be able to:

  1. recognise and explain the key concepts and models of Intercultural Communication Competences;
  2. identify and analyse intercultural differences in specific multicultural context;
  3. appraise and discuss cross-cultural issues;
  4. apply tools and practices to enhance intercultural sensitivity and adaptability;
  5. 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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