Course Title : Intercultural and Inter-Religious Communication
Code Course
Credits ECTS
COM 416-1 B 2 3 0 0 3.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language Albanian
Course Level
Description Interreligious and Intercultural Communication is a field that aims to study the way individuals from different cultural origins are trying to communicate. Moreover in this course emerges strong bond that intercultural and interfaith communication with the national psychology of different nations, traditions and values, mentality and religious beliefs of any society. Intercultural and interreligious communication is a combination of the scope of anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology and communication. This field has moved towards the treatment of interethnic relations, and to the study of communication strategies, used by populations with common culture.
Objectives This course will help students to: • Understand that intercultural and interfaith communication is one of the main relationships of different societies and nations. • To realize that within our reality pan communication is the most important issues of Albanian ethnicity and nation. Also, the movements of society after year 1990 brings into central focus the recognition of self and others. • To understand that respect and maintainance of a dialogue with the other, in the sense of an individual or group that upholds the values of other religions and religious is the key to avoid being locked inside inclosive cultural obsessions.
Course Outline
1Intercultural and Interreligious Communication Concepts
2Culture and Communication . Barriers to intercultural communication : Ethnocentrism , Stereotype , Prejudice , Discrimination , Multiculturalism Policy
3Intercultural education, developments in the USA and Europe
4Cultural and social identities. Development of minority identity. Developing Majority Identity. Multicultural identity. Living
5The nation state and the Nation of Culture
6National character , national identity and nationalism
7The image in Intercultural Communication
8Midterm Exam
9Public Diplomacy: Theories and Concepts. Albanian public diplomacy
10Religious co-existence and secularism. Terminology: terrorism, radicalism, extremism. Media and Religion
11Religion and Albania at the time of socialist realism , the road to interfaith dialogue today in Albania .
12Albanian Culture in the challenges of globalization
13Terrorism, radicalism and extremism: concepts and reporting in the media
14Media and its role in the preservation of religious and ethnic harmony .
15Examples of contemporary reality and the role of young generations in the multi-religious albanian society.
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Knowing the area of intercultural and interreligious communication
2Recognition and analysis of interreligious and intercultural conflicts
3.Knowledge of Albanian culture and its challenges in the context of globalization
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade30
Contribution of final examination to overall grade70
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14684
Assignments 000
Midterms 188
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6

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