In this essay, you will develop a theory-informed and reflective analysis of an ‘intercultural experience’ in the workplace form multiple perspectives and, based on this, make recommendations for developing one’s intercultural competence.
The essay should be broadly structured as follows (the suggested word count for each section is illustrative rather than prescriptive):
First, describe the ‘intercultural experience’ you select for analysis. If you need more words, provide a outline of this experience here and present it (again) in fuller detail in the appendix. The ‘intercultural experience’ should be one of the following:
-Film: American Factory
-Film: Fear and trembling
-Your own experiences in the workplace (student group work can be included)
Then, analyse this ‘experience’ using a cultural dimensions approach.
Next, analyse this scenario from an anti-essentialist perspective.
Finally, synthesise your overall understanding of this ‘experience’ in the light of these two conceptual approaches, and make recommendations for the characters in question (e.g. yourself) regarding how they can develop their in
Clarity of argument
Present your argument clearly and with adequate details.
Demonstrate a good command of the theoretical concepts and frameworks that you use.
Integrate the chosen sources convincingly into your argument.
Demonstrate criticality in a constructive way.
Organise and present your argument in a reader-friendly way.
Reference all information that is not originally yours in an appropriate and consistent format, including both in-text citations and the reference list in the end.
If you choose to analyse your own experience, you must anonymise the names of individuals you refer to in the essay.
Demonstrate sophisticated understanding in relation to reliable academic sources.
Demonstrate that your arguments in different parts of the presentation are coherently linked with each other and collectively contribute to a sensible, overall argument.