Study programme 2020-2021Français
Cultural Diversity
Learning Activity
CodeLecturer(s)Associate Lecturer(s)Subsitute Lecturer(s) et other(s)Establishment
  • CAUCHIE Dimitri
      • UMONS
      of instruction
      of assessment
      HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term

      Organisational online arrangements for the end of Q3 2020-2021 assessments (Covid-19)
      • Written exam (multiple choice, open questions)
      • Production of individual or group work, essay, report, dissertation...

      Organisational arrangements for the end of Q1 2020-2021 assessments (Covid-19) online or face-to-face (according to assessment schedule)

      • Written exam (multiple choice, open questions)
      • Production of individual or group work, essay, report, dissertation...

      Content of Learning Activity

      Theoretical basic concepts related to the notions of culture (definition, characteristics, functions, structural models...) and cultural diversity (origin of the concept, dimensions of cultures, models of cultural analysis of societies, diversity issues).

      Theoretical concepts related to cultural contacts, intergroup relations and the management of the cultural diversity (multicultural model, intercultural model), issues related to migration and changes in cultural diversity.

      Approaches to the links between cultures and behaviors (cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, intercultural psychology); ecocultural model (Berry et al.), cultural transmission process, models of cultural adaptation strategies (Berry, Camilleri), model of interactive acculturation (Bourhis et al.).

      Intercultural development (cultural shock and interculturality) and developmental models of the cultural relativism (Lavalée), the reconstruction of the cultural otherness (Bredendiek & Krewer), the intercultural sensitivity (Bennett)...

      Cultural diversity, work and organization: logic of actions of the diversity management within a company or an organization; legal requirements (anti-discrimination law); principles, risks and benefits of diversity management; intercultural approach of the interpersonal relationships in the workplace, intercultural skills.

      Required Learning Resources/Tools

      Not applicable

      Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

      Not applicable

      Other Recommended Reading

      Not applicable

      Mode of delivery

      • Mixed

      Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

      • Cours magistraux
      • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information


      The assessment methods of the Learning Activity (AA) are specified in the course description of the corresponding Educational Component (UE)

      (*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
      Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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