Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
BSRS9835 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Faculty of Humanities


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Teacher responsible

Gao Minghui


Lectures 22 h
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 16-Feb-2016 weekly at 10-12, E117, Minerva, Kaivokatu 12, T52, Note: on Feb 9 the venue is E323
Thu 14-Jan-2016 - 18-Feb-2016 weekly at 10-12, E325
21-Jan-2016 , no lecture

Study materials


Abdallah-Pretceille , M. (2006). Interculturalism as a paradigm for thinking about diversity. Intercultural Education. 17:5, 475 – 483. 

Bauman, Z. (2004). Identity. Cambridge: Polity Press. 

Dahl Ø, Jensen I. and P. Nynäs (red.) (2006). Bridges of Understanding. Perspectives on Intercultural Communication. Unipub. 

Dervin, F. & Gao, M. (2012). Constructing a fairy tale around intercultural couplehood on Chinese television. Language and Intercultural Communication. Vol. 12, No. 1. 6-23. 

Dervin, F. (2010). Assessing intercultural competence in Language Learning and Teaching: a critical review of current efforts. In: Dervin, F. & E. Suomela-Salmi (eds.). New approaches to assessment in higher education. Bern: Peter lang. (2010). pp. 155-172. 

Dervin, F. (2011). Cultural identity, representation and Othering. In Jackson, J. (ed.). Routledge Handbook of Intercultural Communication. London: Sage. 

Dervin, F. (2011). A plea for change in research on intercultural discourses: A ‘liquid’ approach to the study of the acculturation of Chinese students. Journal of Multicultural Discourses. Vol. 6, No. 1, 37-52 

Hannerz, U. (1999). Reflections on varieties of culturespeak. European Journal ofCultural Studies. Vol. 2. No. 3, 393-407. 

Holliday, A. (2010). Intercultural Communication and Ideology. London: Sage. Sen, A. (2006). Identity and Violence. The illusion of destiny. New Delhi: Penguin.

Further information

Registration on NettiOpsu