DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2015-2016)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

International and Intercultural Communication Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612P90011


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 3,5 years

210

5670

1962

3708


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Communication


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Prof. Dr. Gintaras Aleknonis

gintaras@gmail.com


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2018.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

to educate specialists of international and intercultural communication capable to analyze, understand and evaluate phenomena of foreign and multicultural dimensions, to determine causes of these phenomena and predict future trends. Specialists should be fluent in at least two foreign languages. Bachelors with degree in international and intercultural communication would be capable to use modern communication technologies, would know how to analyze and promote new projects, and organize international events.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

General university education subjects: Philosophy Psychology Studies of Religion Introduction to Sociology Political Science

International and intercultural communication undergraduate (bachelor's) degree programs most important goal - to prepare highly qualified international and intercultural communication specialists who are able to analyze, understand and appreciate foreign cultures and phenomena taking place in a multicultural environment, to discern their causes and predict trends, excellent knowledge of at least two foreign languages. International and intercultural communication bachelor's degree program graduates proficient use of modern communication technologies and be able to clearly analyze, formulate and present projects and ideas, organizing international events. Study in a huge emphasis on general education subjects, tolerant human learning, what constitutes success in a universal, international, and intercultural communication foundation.

Connection of deep practical foreign language studies with practical communication skills

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework level VI qualifications are acquired by way of undergraduate (I cycle) studies at universities. The qualification is related to complex activities which are characterized by a variety of tasks and contents. In solving problems in different areas of professional activities, a variety of means and methods is applied. The performance implies application of broad theoretical knowledge built on the results of recent fundamental and applied research or knowledge needed for implementation of innovations. The activities are performed independently, with a free choice of methods of performance and with managing task groups for the implementation of the task. That is the reason why qualification of this level includes the ability to plan activities with consideration of the tasks set, to analyse and record the results of one’s own activity outcomes, as well as to submit reports to the coordinating persons; to correct one’s activities with regard to the analysis of the activity results and recommendations of experts and to implement varied project activities. The environment of the activities requires adapting to continuous and unpredictable change, which is caused by the progress of knowledge and technology in a specific area of professional field. The qualification allows to improve and develop knowledge in the professional area and, following the self-assessment, to learn individually (to develop cognitive competences), as caused by the constant change of professional activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Degree-Awarding First Cycle and Integrated Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

according to general MRU policy

good knowledge of at least two foreign languages


12.

Access to further studies

Will be ready to study in master degree studies in the field of communication


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

International and intercultural communication Bachelor's degree graduates will be broad-minded highly skilled professionals who will be able to adapt not only to the rapidly changing labor market conditions in Lithuania, but also will be able to adapt to the challenges of a globalized world. They will be able to continue their studies in communication or work as middle-level professionals in the public sector, non-governmental organizations, and private business, or to pursue a career in international organizations. Graduates will be able to model their careers in three directions: (1) public sector, (2) private business (3) international organizations. (1) International offices are functioning in all ministries, municipalities. This is a perfect market for specialists of international and intercultural communication. With future growth of immigration into Lithuania, governmental sector will lack professionals with an understanding of other cultures, and good language training. (2) International and intercultural communication specialists will find jobs in Lithuanian private business sector. In small and medium-sized enterprises they’ll be able to carry out administrative functions and at the same time to help integrate non-resident workforce and help small and medium-sized enterprises to go into foreign markets. (3) International and intercultural communication specialists would easily adapt in the international labor market.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Lectures, seminars, independent work individually and in groups, practical skills based learning. Various experiential learning methods are used. Activities of teaching and learning are uniquely set at the beginning of each course. Those acivities are set according to priorities of teachers and students.

Outcomes measured in terms of students' work during the semester and the final examination results. During semester activity that are evaluated: individual and group work presentations, projects, case studies and other types of tasks. Problem based learning and reflection methods are applied.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

To develop students' skills in self-study and analysis of scientific literature, to develop the ability to think critically and systematically, explores the problematic human and peoples of communication and cooperation. To provide students with a variety of general knowledge that extend the horizon and the capacity to understand another culture mature persons.

1.1

Ability to independently research and analyze the scientific literature, a systematic and critical thinking, to see the problematic issues of theory and practice, is able to critically evaluate scientific concepts, scientific and social analysis of the texts, is able to assess the environmental conditions resulting from groups of people and individuals in relationships, is able to select relevant information to organize, evaluate, develop your logical approach, the ability to integrate different approaches to study and socialize.

2.

To teach professionals a conceptual analysis of the changing communication skills and effectively add them to the available knowledge of models to understand and evaluate the applicability of theoretical models of the possibilities and limits of analysis, evaluation and design of international and intercultural social, political, economic and cultural innovation.

2.1

Understand the characteristics of modern communication technologies and creative, able to analyze their applicability in a multicultural and multicultural environment; designs peaceful society environments fulfill their implementation strategies, adoption of sustainable solutions.

2.2

Understands how the communication forms of modern society International and intercultural structure and how to create permanent, maintained and developed relationships between different cultures and creating added value in society, economy, culture

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

3.

To develop practical skills that will help to investigate, analyze, multicultural communities, their communication links, to see potential conflicts and opportunities for cooperation

3.1

Ability to organize research in a changing environment, perform analysis, prepare projections, able to mediate in the negotiations, arranging mediation processes, long-term and short-term information and communication campaign plans and their presentations.

3.2

Able to put into practice the scientific knowledge of international and intercultural communication and evaluation of information-communication development, to carry out innovative projects by using the acquired knowledge in new and unfamiliar environments.

4.

Provide skills in integrating scientific communication and other social sciences approaches make optimal decisions in the context of long-term needs of society and the ethical, legal, moral and aesthetic values??-oriented problems

4.1

Ability to socially responsible use of communication and other social sciences to creatively adjust to different cultural and multicultural environments, consistently upholds and defends the universal values ??of human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of information.

5.

Teach at least two foreign languages, to provide practical communication skills at all levels, to be able to analyze, plan and implement modern communication projects, and to initiate appropriate communication processes.

5.1

Ability to speak, read and write at least two foreign languages, preparing presentations, communication projects in traditional and non-traditional spaces.

5.2

Students are able to socially responsible use of communication and technology knowledge, the use of social networks, the development of different levels of communication projects.

6.

To develop self and team learning and continuous self-development of the overall skills to absorb and produce new cognitive models to effectively adapt to different cultural circumstances of problems and be able to solve them.

6.1

Ability to self-focused and interested in communication, new media and other emerging technologies, trends, and prospects of Lithuania and the world. Able to analyze international phenomena of life, international and intercultural conflicts. Understanding of the principles of self-help and is able to adapt them to ensuring continuous development instead changing socio-economic environment.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

663

957

1 SEMESTER

30

810

362

448

Compulsory course

30

810

362

448

SP915B071501

Communication Theory

6

162

66

96

SP915B071507

Creative Writing

6

162

50

112

SP915B071556

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English / French / German)

6

162

130

32

SP915B0715118

Introduction to Studies

6

162

66

96

SP915B071541

Psychology

6

162

50

112

2 SEMESTER

30

810

301

509

Compulsory course

24

648

264

384

SP915B071540

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

SP915B071508

Public Speaking

6

162

50

112

SP915B071502

Public Sphere and its Actors

6

162

34

128

SP915B071544

Second Foreign Language A1

6

162

130

32

Optional course

6

162

37

125

SP915B071527

American Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B071515

Business Communication

6

162

34

128

SP915B071518

Creative Technologies

6

162

34

128

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

SP915B071512

European Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B071530

Public Relations

6

162

34

128

2nd YEAR

60

1620

622

998

3 SEMESTER

30

810

324

486

Compulsory course

24

648

280

368

SP915B071503

Intercultural Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B071509

Protocol and Etiquette

6

162

34

128

SP915B0715121

Religious Studies

6

162

50

112

SP915B071545

Second Foreign Language A2

6

162

130

32

Optional course

6

162

44

118

SP915B071533

Baltic Region Geopolitics

6

162

34

128

SP915B071523

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

50

112

SP915B071535

International Marketing

6

162

34

128

SP915B071525

Leadership in Knowledge Society

6

162

50

112

SP915B071521

Oriental Science

6

162

50

112

4 SEMESTER

30

810

298

512

Compulsory course

24

648

248

400

SP915B071542

Introduction to Sociology

6

162

50

112

SP915B071504

New Media Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B071546

Second Foreign Language (A2-B1)

6

162

130

32

SP915B071547

Term Paper

6

162

2

160

Optional course

6

162

50

112

SP915B071528

American Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B071516

Business Communication

6

162

34

128

SP915B071519

Creative Technologies

6

162

34

128

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

SP915B071513

European Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B071531

Public Relations

6

162

34

128

SP915B071548

Third Foreign Language (A1)

6

162

130

32

3rd YEAR

60

1620

488

1132

5 SEMESTER

30

810

370

440

Compulsory course

24

648

312

336

SP915B071510

Audience Analysis

6

162

50

112

SP915B071506

International Organisations and International Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B071543

Political Science

6

162

66

96

SP915B071550

Second Foreign Language (B1-B2)

6

162

130

32

Optional course

6

162

58

104

SP915B071534

Baltic Region Geopolitics

6

162

34

128

SP915B071524

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

50

112

SP915B071536

International Marketing

6

162

34

128

SP915B071526

Leadership in Knowledge Society

6

162

50

112

SP915B071522

Oriental Science

6

162

50

112

SP915B071551

Third Foreign Language (A2)

6

162

130

32

6 SEMESTER

30

810

118

692

Compulsory course

18

486

18

468

SP915B071553

Bachelor Thesis

3

81

0

81

SP915B071555

Internship

15

405

18

387

Optional course 1

6

162

38

124

SP915B071517

Business Communication

6

162

34

128

SP915B071520

Creative Technologies

6

162

34

128

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

SP915B071514

European Studies

6

162

34

128

Optional course 2

6

162

62

100

SP915B071529

American Studies

6

162

34

128

Elective Study Subject

6

162

50

112

SP915B071532

Public Relations

6

162

34

128

SP915B071549

Third Foreign Language (A1)

6

162

130

32

4th YEAR

30

810

190

620

7 SEMESTER

30

810

190

620

Compulsory course

24

648

132

516

SP915B071554

Bachelor Thesis

12

324

0

324

SP915B071505

Ethics and Law Communication

6

162

66

96

SP915B071511

International Relations

6

162

66

96

Optional course

6

162

58

104

SP915B071537

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

34

128

SP915B071538

Propaganda and Infoconflicts

6

162

34

128

SP915B071539

Public Diplomacy

6

162

34

128

SP915B071552

Third Foreign Language (A2)

6

162

130

32