School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education together with Department of Nursing Science organize this course that is aimed at enhancing knowledge and skills of intercultural competence in working life.
The course runs during an academic year, starting in September and finishing in May. Each 5 ECTS study module can also be taken separately. All study modules are online, no face-to-face teaching. But Kitee Evangelical Folk High school offers tutoring. The working language of the course is English. This basic level course is available to all degree students of the University of Eastern Finland and to international exchange students.
Content and structure of studies
A successful learner from this programme will be able to name and describe the components of professional competence required in multicultural work communities. She/he will be able to explain and revise the meaning of intercultural competence in her/his profession. She/he will be able and motivated to develop her/his own professional intercultural competence and she/he will be able to employ her/his knowledge of intercultural competence in order to advance her/his work community.
Intercultural competence and professionalism, 5 ECTS
Intercultural communication competence, 5 ECTS
Cultural multiplicity, 5 ECTS
Ethics in intercultural interaction, 5 ECTS
Culturally effective professionals, 5 ECTS