Netherlands, Tilburg

Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice

when 16 July 2016 - 26 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 850

The course is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. You will for example learn what psychology have to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace, and how psychology contributes to make organizations and societies more inclusive.

The course is divided into three parts. It introduces theoretical insights, offers practical modules and concludes with an empirical interview assignment to tackle these questions. You can find a more detailed overview on the content of the course here.

The course is completed by an empirical interview assignment and a final assessment. The student will conduct a qualitative interview with an informant from another culture on a topic of his or her choice. The final assessment is a report on this empirical interview assignment and will be graded in three domains: (1) theoretical introduction and research question, (2) methods and procedure, (3) interpretation of findings and connections with literature. Reports will be graded on a 10 point grading scheme (with 10 being best). Course certificates are associated with passing grades (>5.5).

Course leader

Dr. M. Bender (+ guest lecturers)

Target group

Students (national and international) interested in diversity and in dealing with it in their work context. Participants can come from any BA/MA/PhD program

Course aim

•Acquire an overview of leading views on cross-cultural similarities and differences, acculturation, and
intercultural communication.
•Assess and apply strategies useful for intercultural interaction in business and negotiations, and intercultural
•Explain how methodological pitfalls and cognitive biases are relevant for cross-cultural interactions and
intercultural communication in the multicultural workplace and other settings.
•Conduct a small-scale qualitative, culturally informed, psychological study on a topic of the student’s choice.

Fee info

EUR 850: •The course fee is € 850, which excludes the text book. Students are in addition expected to purchase the text book themselves prior to the course or on site. For more information, see course materials.
•Discounts apply: early bird 10% (before 16th of March, 2016), bring a friend 10% (applies to both), future/current/alumni TiU student 15%. Combinations are possible.
•No scholarships are available.


No scholarships are available.