Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2017



Course Number

DIPL 4115 AA

Course Description

The ability to negotiate and manage conflicts across cultures is no longer an optional skill set in the world of international affairs and diplomacy. It is a must. The goal of the course is to introduce the main concepts and approaches for dealing with conflicts that may occur through intercultural interaction. This course, built on cases, interactive exercises and theoretical frameworks, explores the theory and practice of cross-cultural communication and conflict management. It is designed to help our students to meet the challenges of living in a world in which, the opportunity for cross-cultural interactions is greater than ever and will only increase in the future. This course will use multiple methods in cross-cultural training, such as area simulation model and different exercises, to develop students' cultural intelligence and international cultural competence.