General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Intercultural Dialogue (winter semester)
Language English
Module lecturer dr Borys Szumański
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position PhD
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-ID


Module aim (aims)

a.   basic issues and vocabulary related to the theory of culture and intercultural communication

b.   analysis of cultural texts and situations in which intercultural content appears


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

a.   competence in the field of the student’s native culture

b.   ability to establish and maintain contact with representatives of other cultures


Course learning content:

Culture and acculturation


Core assumptions of intercultural communication


Auto- and heterostereotypes


The concept of multiculturalism
Intercultural differences in the language and texts of culture
Analysis and interpretation of texts


Reading list

  1. T. Hall, The Hidden Dimension, 1990.
  2. The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication, ed. by G. Rings, S. Rasinger, Cambridge
  3. Stier, Intercultural communication and intercultural competence, January 2009, „Journal of Intercultural Communication” 11.
  4. Cultures of Economy in South-Eastern Europe. Spotlights and Perspectives, ed. by Murašov, D. Beganovic, A. Lešic, Bielefeld 2019.
  5. Wierzbicka, Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words: English, Russian, Polish, German, Japanese, 1997.
  6. Wierzbicka Cliff Goddard, Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures, Oxford 2014.