Goal:Acquiring fundamental knowledge about the most important features of contemporary society.
Outcome:Empower students to become more easily orientated in a changing world under the influence of globalization. Formation of critical thinking. Skills: reading body language; ability for teamwork and work in a multicultural environment.
Contents of the course
Globalization. Economic and political aspects. The main problems of globalization. Brightness and shadow of globalization.
Environmental problems of the modern world. Sources of global threats to the environment. Climate change. Air pollution. Water pollution. Deforestation.
Work. Paid and unpaid work. Changes in qualification structure.
Conflicts at work. Strike. Lock Out. Mobing.
Economics of knowledge. Influence of information technologies on the world of work.
Unemployment. International standard. Workplace uncertainty.
Social interaction. Verbal and non-verbal communication.
Speaking of the body in business communication. Signals pointing to the eyes, lips, hands, body and legs. Vocal expression.
Communication at a distance. Advantages and disadvantages of distance communication.