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Intercultural Competencies

Module SE1005

This Module is offered by Study Office MEP.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

SE1005 is a semester module in German or English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
60 h 15 h 2 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


- Raising Awareness for intra- and intercultural situations in the German university context,
- Knowledge transfer on the intercultural background, reflection of daily life situations by case study work,
- Dealing with intercultural irritations,
- Working on strategies for the cooperation in international teams

Learning Outcome

After participation, students will be able to reflect on both their own and other cultural standards, recognize the dangers of stereotyping in an intercultural context, and thus deal more competently with cultural differences and potential conflict situations. The students can act competently in intercultural situations and advance the acquired soft skills practically and vividly. International students can more easily integrate themselves into the university, society and the professional environment. Furthermore, they have developed strategies to successfully work together in a study context.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Working with case studies, simulations, and group work, theories presented in short lectures are practically taught and practiced.


Flip Chart, Powerpoint presentation, worksheets


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Besides active participation in the workshop, students are required to produce a study journal of 2-5 pages. In this journal students document what they have learned and consciously work through their own perspectives on cultural differences and conflicts. They should show that they are able to critically question and describe their own cultural point of view.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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