Intercultural German Studies rests on four pillars:
- the description and analysis of the German language and its varieties
- the cultures, societies and literatures of the German-speaking world
- intercultural experiences and exchange between the German-speaking world and Kenya as well as other global partners
- Communication and research skills that are of scholarly and professional relevance.
The four components reflect developments that studies in language, communication, culture and literature have undergone internationally in the last decades, with regard to theoretical issues, research concepts and the structure and methods of university teaching. In the Department of Linguistics and Languages, this means an orientation towards interdisciplinary collaboration, especially with those disciplines that deal with issues of communication, culture and their realization in different societies.
Members of Thematic Area
The following form the core units of this thematic area:
CLD 103 Intercultural Studies 1: Introduction to the German-Speaking Countries
CLD 304 Intercultural Studies 2: Intercultural Communication
CLD 307 Intercultural Studies 3: Multilingualism
CLD 310 Intercultural Studies 4: Cultures and Subcultures
CLD 402 Intercultural Studies 5: Principles and Strategies of International Relations
German Studies Library
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