Communication and Conflict: A Cross-Cultural PerspectiveSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Southern Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Communication, Media Studies, Rhetoric
Course End Date Note
This course will last run in the semester of Fall 2019.
Core Course
Fall semester

We live in paradoxical times: technology-driven globalization constantly reduces differences between cultures and online communication has become universal and omnipresent, but cultural and ethnic tensions appear to be on the rise. What is the role of communication in not just helping to resolve but sometimes also in acerbating such conflicts? Drawing on theory and methodology from diverse fields we examine cultural and related differences in communication, we investigate cultural misunderstandings and conflicts in two contrasting European contexts covering four distinct countries: Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland.

Note: This course was previously named ‘Cross-Cultural Communication’.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Ethnic Studies


Matilde Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Matilde Lykkebo Petersen. PhD fellow in Cultural Studies (University of Southern Denmark). Cand.mag. (M.A.) in Cultural Studies and Communication (Roskilde University, 2014). My PhD deals with egg donation as a sensory, bodily and material practice in Danish fertility clinics, exploring kinship relations, body as property and norms about femininity and motherhood. With DIS since 2015.

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Matilde Lykkebo Petersen