Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065462011Managing Cultural Differences Elective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The activities on rural development, agricultural extension and research, international relations and marketing must have the cooperation and interconnections with the many different cultures. Today’s complex economical and social structures need to understand and cooperate with the different cultures for learning their diversities and expectations. Understanding and managing of cultural diversities of the societies will be examined in the course.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Murat BOYACI
Learning Outcomes
1Developing the skills for learning and understanding the different cultures.
2Understanding of the negotiations and decision making processes in and between different cultures
3Understanding of importance to learn from the different cultures
4Considering the cultural differences in rural development activities
5Learning of the factors affected on cultural changes.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Culture, communication process, usage of communication Technologies between the cultures, negotiation of cultures and decision making process, cultural leadership in changing cultures, classification of cultures, knowledge society and cultural change, managing the diversities in global work cultures include in the course content. The experiences on rural development, international relations and marketing in the world and Turkey will be discussed in the course. The course titles were given below.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Culture and Its CharacteristicsReading -Literature Review- Discussion
2Culture and Its Characteristics Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
3System Approach to Culture Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
4Culture and Communication Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
5Cross-Cultural Learning Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
6Conflict and Negotiating Across Cultures Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
7Leadership in Cultural Change Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
8Midterm
9Cultural Synergy Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
10Cooperation with the Different Cultures at Rural, National, and International Levels Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
11Managing Diversity in the Global Work CultureReading -Literature Review- Discussion
12Managing Diversity in the Global Work Culture Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
13Developing Human Resources Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
14Improving Cooperate Culture in OrganizationsReading -Literature Review- Discussion
15Improving Cooperate Culture in Organizations Reading -Literature Review- Discussion
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Arnon, I., 1987, Modernization of Agriculture in Developing Countries, Resources, Potentials and Problems, Second Edition, John Willey & Sons Ltd., 626p. Ashman, K.K., Hull, H.G., 1998, Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities, Nelson, Hall Publishers, Chicago, 576p. Bessette, G., 2004, Involving Community, International Development Research Centre, Singapure, Ottawa, 77p. Bigman, D., 2002, Globalization and the Developing Countries, Emerging Strategies for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, CABI Publisihing, 336p. Buford, A., Bedeian, A., and Lindner, J., 1995, Management Extension, Ohoi State University, USA, 357p. Chambers, R., 1997, Whose Reality Counts Putting the First Last, Intermadiate Technology Publications, 297p. Cole, G.A., 1993 Management: Theory and Practice, DP Publication Ltd. London, 463p. Cronch, B.R. and Chamala, S., 1980, International Experience in Communication & Innovation, Extension, Education and Rural Development, Vol: 1, Jonh Wileys Sons, 371p. Ember, C.R., Ember, M., 2007, Discovering Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology Pearson, Prentice H., 249p. Emilie, M., Montgomery, H., 2006, Power Positions: International Organizations; Social Networks; and Conflict, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol:50 No:1 (February) 3-27p. Erkan, H. 1994, Bilgi Toplumu ve Ekonomik Gelişme, İş Bankası Yayınları No.326, 251s. Haris, P.R, Moran, T., Moran, V., 2004, Managing Cultural Differences Global Leadership Straregies, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 600p. Keegan, J.W., 1989, Global Marketing Management, Prentice Hill, 783p. Lucey, T., 1995, Management Information Systems 7th.Edition, DP Publications Ltd. 300p. Macionis, J., 2007, Sociology, Pearson Prentice Hall, 716p. Mowlana, H., 1998, Global Information and World Communication, SAGE Publications; London, New Delhi, 270p. Plant, R., Stone, N., 2002, Knowledge Based Systems in Agriculture, Mc Graw Hill, Inc. New York 364 p. Sesle, C., 1998, Researching Society and Culture, SAGE Publications, London, 349p. UNEP, 2002, Capacity Building for Sustainable Development, 164p. Webster, F., 1999, Theories of The Information Society, Routledge, London and Newyork, 257p. Webster, F., 1999, Theories of the Information Society, Routledge Publications, London and Newyork, 257p. Worldbank, 2006, Stakeholders, Power Relations, and Policy Dialogue, Social Development Department, The World Bank Report No:36498-GLB. Zastrow C. and Ashman, K., 1997, Understanding Human behavior and the Social Environment, Nelson Hall Inc., 619p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)232
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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