Intercultural competence and globalization

Course Information
TitleΔιαπολιτισμικότητα και παγκοσμιοποίηση / Intercultural competence and globalization
Title in FrenchInterculturalité et mondialisation
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006429

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Exercise in the study of various sources • Ability to synthesize the notion of culture with globalization • Familiarization with the theoretical models of the two terms • Ability to associate terms with literary text • Development of a research project around a problematic
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to study the phenomenon of interculturality, that is to say the phenomenon of exchange between different cultures in the era of globalization. Among the topics covered: identity and otherness, cultural heritage and the globalization of culture, cultural contacts and intercultural dialogue. 1. Introductory concepts 2. Literature studies at the time of Globalization 3. Language - Culture - Globalization 4. Literary Translation and Globalization 5. National or Global Writers ? 6. Instruments of Globalization 7. The concept of Francophone 8. Forms of World - Globalized Literature 9. The intercultural element through literary texts I 10. The intercultural element through literary texts II 11. The intercultural element through literary texts III 12. Issues of diversity and identity 13. Globalization and cosmopolitanism
culture, interculturalism, globalization, diversity
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
PowerPoint, E-learning, etc.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work200.8
Reading Assigment411.6
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
The students are invited to do a personal research on a topic covered in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Gerard Leclerc, La mondialisation culturelle. Les civilisations à l’épreuve, Paris, PUF, 2000.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Jacques Adda, La mondialisation de l’économie. Genèse, t. I, Éditions la Découverte, Paris, 2004. 2.Bernard Gournay, Exception culturelle et mondialisation, Presses de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, 2002. Samuel Huntington, Le choc des civilisations, Odile Jacob, Paris, 1997. 3.Armand Mattelart. Diversité culturelle et mondialisation. Paris : Éditions la Découverte, 2005. 4.Yves Michaud (dir.), Qu’est-ce que la globalisation ?, Paris : Odile Jacob, 2004. 5.Robert Reich, L’économie mondialisée, Éditions Dunod, Paris, 1997.
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