Sensitivity Training (SOCM17-108)
The training is designed to make students more sensitive to prejudices functioning on individual, group and societal level, and to draw attention to the consequent societal stereotypes and inequalities. By focusing attention to the determining - yet often hidden - role of culture the course aims to foster respect for human rights and human dignity, unbiased thinking and tolerance towards other cultures. The course will give the opportunity to get to know more about our own identities; reflect on social norms and rules in our society. The participants of the course will increase their knowledge about theories (culture, positive identity formation, stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice). The course also discusses possibilities, strategies and means of action against prejudices.
Intercultural Training (SOCM17-111)
The course brings the understanding of the mechanisms of intercultural relations into focus. Besides providing an insight into the theories of intercultural interactions and relations, the course makes participants aquainted with the close connection between culture and human thinking, emotions and behaviour, the characteristics of intercultural relations, through personal experiences.. It aims to increase intercultural sensitivity, competence, gender awareness and improve the efficiency of intercultural communication. It aims to replace the monocultural view with an intercultural one and to provide the necessary knowledge and skills related to the latter.