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2321101 Intercultural Communication Competence, 5 Cp 
Code 2321101  Validity 01.01.2011 -
Name Intercultural Communication Competence  Abbreviation PICIntCult 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeBasic Studies Subject0141 Education 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education 

Lea Meriläinen 

Learning outcomes 

On completion of the course the successful student will be able to

  • identify basic concepts and issues relating to 'culture' and intercultural communication
  • apply theories of intercultural communication into his/her own professional context
  • pay attention to his/her own communication skills in working life
  • analyse the role of intercultural communication competence as a professional skill in different work settings

Culture, cultural diversity, cultural awareness, intercultural communication, communication competence

Modes of study 

Kick-off seminar (2 h), concluding seminar (2 h), Independent studying 131 h

Teaching methods 


Study materials 

Available in the online learning environment.

Evaluation criteria 

Written learning assignments in the online learning environment: 0-5.


Lea Meriläinen

Offering data 

Twice a year, in autumn semester and in spring semester. The course is available to all degree students of the University of Eastern Finland and to international exchange students.


Joensuu, UEF

Further information

Language of tuition: English


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started Intercultural Communication Competence  Multi-modal teaching  Ritva Kantelinen 
23.09.20wed 15.00-17.00
09.12.20wed 15.00-17.00

Future exams
No exams