Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Team-Competence, Interaction and Academic Writing
Course unit code 025027120402
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Antje DUDEN, Brigitte MAYER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Communication, Self-Reflexivity and Academic Writing

Course content

- phases of communication processes

- forms and characteristics of group or team work

- team roles and norms

- creativity techniques for teams

- forms/characteristics of conflicts; conflict escalation, intervention and prevention

- methods to support and reflect teamwork

- academic writing process

- formal structure, citing, referencing, writing a bibliography

Learning outcomes

- Knowledge: Students are able to ...

... name phases of reflexive communication.

... identify characteristics of groups and teams.

... explain terms such as team norms, roles, conformity and conflict.

... describe the stages of conflict escalation and their characteristics.

... name the rules of brainstorming.

- Comprehension: Students are able to ...

... understand the impact of the results from each phase of reflexive communication.

... describe the advantages and disadvantages of different team roles based on a role model and reflect them in terms of team composition.

... explain recommendations for action and intervention strategies for conflicts with reference to a theory of conflict and an specific example.

... understand norms in human behavior.

- Application: Students are able to ...

... design meetings according to the phase model of reflexive communication.

... apply feedback rules.

... use tools of team reflection.

... adapt a creativity technique in a team.

- Analysis: Students are able to ...

... obtain knowledge for future team situations.

- Synthesis: Students are able to …

… fulfill predefined writing tasks (e.g. handout, term paper) and to meet the formal requirements of academic writing (particularly citation, composition and spelling style).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- short presentation

- teaching lectures with discussion

- group work and team exercises with debriefing

- writing a term paper and thesis paper

Assessment methods and criteria

- Active participation

- Position paper (30% individual score)

- Term paper (50% team score, 20% possible individual score)



Recommended or required reading

Semesterapparat 38 "Teamarbeit"

Documents on ILIAS:

- folder of the course

- writing center document "Schreiben im Studium":

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Presence event, which is designed as a seminar course with short lectures and discussion rounds as well as a high proportion of exercises and therefore requires compulsory attendance.