SANT0001 - The Cultural Dimension of International Business


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 100/100 4 timer

Course content

The course provides an introduction to cultural understanding as a basis for reflective and constructive conduct when encountering unfamiliar cultures. The course presents an overview over peculiarities in central cultural areas, including Europe, the Arab world, Latin America, China and Japan. The aim of the course is to communicate a general cultural understanding as a backdrop to international work. Emphasis will be put on providing a general introduction to a social anthropological way of thinking, offering insight into trans-cultural communication, social consequences and social responsibility related to business activity, aid work etc.

Learning outcome

To develop a basic understanding of the cultural dimension of international work and communication.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (approx. 14 hours).
4-hour written exam.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVSANT110 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2013-12-04 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2014-05-19 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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