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

Part-time study 5 years

210

5670

874

4796


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

48

1296

242

1054

1 SEMESTER

24

648

124

524

Compulsory course

24

648

124

524

SP915B071560

Communication Theory

6

162

32

130

SP915B0715111

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

6

162

34

128

SP915B0715119

Introduction to Studies

6

162

34

128

SP915B071563

Psychology

6

162

24

138

2 SEMESTER

24

648

118

530

Compulsory course

24

648

118

530

SP915B071559

Creative Writing

6

162

26

136

SP915B071561

Philosophy

6

162

24

138

SP915B071562

Public Sphere and its Actors

6

162

32

130

SP915B071583

Second Foreign Language A1

6

162

36

126

2nd YEAR

42

1134

204

930

3 SEMESTER

24

648

120

528

Compulsory course

18

486

96

390

SP915B071557

Public Speaking

6

162

32

130

SP915B0715120

Religious Studies

6

162

28

134

SP915B071584

Second Foreign Language A2

6

162

36

126

Optional course

6

162

24

138

SP915B071577

American Studies

6

162

24

138

SP915B071565

Business Communication

6

162

24

138

SP915B071567

Creative Technologies

6

162

24

138

Elective Study Subject

6

162

24

138

SP915B071575

European Studies

6

162

24

138

SP915B071587

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

24

138

SP915B071595

Propaganda and Infoconflicts

6

162

24

138

SP915B071599

Public Diplomacy

6

162

24

138

SP915B071569

Public Relations

6

162

24

138

4 SEMESTER

18

486

84

402

Compulsory course

12

324

60

264

SP915B071558

Intercultural Communication

6

162

32

130

SP915B0715102

Protocol and Etiquette

6

162

28

134

Optional course

6

162

24

138

SP915B071572

Baltic Region Geopolitics

6

162

24

138

Elective Study Subject

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715105

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715107

International Marketing

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715103

Leadership in Knowledge Society

6

162

24

138

SP915B071580

Oriental Science

6

162

24

138

3rd YEAR

48

1296

206

1090

5 SEMESTER

24

648

118

530

Compulsory course

18

486

92

394

SP915B071564

Introduction to Sociology

6

162

28

134

SP915B071574

Political Science

6

162

28

134

SP915B0715112

Second Foreign Language B1

6

162

36

126

Optional course

6

162

26

136

SP915B071578

American Studies

6

162

24

138

Elective Study Subject

6

162

24

138

SP915B071588

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

24

138

SP915B071596

Propaganda and Infoconflicts

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715100

Public Diplomacy

6

162

24

138

SP915B071570

Public Relations

6

162

24

138

SP915B071585

Third Foreign Language (A1)

6

162

36

126

6 SEMESTER

24

648

88

560

Compulsory course

18

486

62

424

SP915B071582

International Organisations and International Communication

6

162

28

134

SP915B0715109

New Media Communication

6

162

32

130

SP915B071593

Term Paper

6

162

2

160

Optional course

6

162

26

136

SP915B071573

Baltic Region Geopolitics

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715106

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715108

International Marketing

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715104

Leadership in Knowledge Society

6

162

24

138

SP915B071581

Oriental Science

6

162

24

138

SP915B071586

Third Foreign Language (A2)

6

162

36

126

4th YEAR

48

1296

166

1130

7 SEMESTER

24

648

124

524

Compulsory course

18

486

100

386

SP915B0715110

Ethics and Law Communication

6

162

32

130

SP915B071598

International Relations

6

162

32

130

SP915B0715113

Second Foreign Language B2

6

162

36

126

Optional course

6

162

24

138

Elective Study Subject

6

162

24

138

8 SEMESTER

24

648

42

606

Compulsory course

18

486

18

468

SP915B071590

Bachelor Thesis

3

81

0

81

SP915B071592

Internship

15

405

18

387

Optional course

6

162

24

138

Elective Study Subject

6

162

24

138

5th YEAR

24

648

56

592

9 SEMESTER

12

324

56

268

Compulsory course

6

162

32

130

SP915B071594

Audience Analysis

6

162

32

130

Optional course

6

162

24

138

SP915B071579

American Studies

6

162

24

138

SP915B071566

Business Communication

6

162

24

138

SP915B071568

Creative Technologies

6

162

24

138

SP915B071576

European Studies

6

162

24

138

SP915B071589

Interest Groups and Lobbying

6

162

24

138

SP915B071597

Propaganda and Infoconflicts

6

162

24

138

SP915B0715101

Public Diplomacy

6

162

24

138

SP915B071571

Public Relations

6

162

24

138

10 SEMESTER

12

324

0

324

Compulsory course

12

324

0

324

SP915B071591

Bachelor Thesis

12

324

0

324