ING3506 Role and communication 2

Course code: 
ING3506
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Rolle og kommunikasjon 2
Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Credits: 
5
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2024 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2024 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Person in charge: 
Elisabeth Désirée Eriksen
Course content

The purpose of the course is to provide the students with a cultural understanding and inter-cultural communication skills as a basis for international operations and cooperation.

The course shall develop the students’ understanding of their role as cyber engineers in the Armed Forces and for the management of av Communication and Information Systems(CIS) and cyber operations both at home and abroad.

The course is based on ING1501 The Cyber engineer’s profession, ING3501 Role and communication 1 and OR5 education

Course topics

  • Cultural understanding, culture and negotiation on meaning.
  • Communication models and the cultural filter model.
  • Inter-cultural competence and understanding.
  • Cultural characteristics and handling of culture-related problems where Norwegian forces are contributors.
  • The gender perspective and impact on operations.
  • Understanding of different types of military Communication and Information (CIS)/cyber operations nationally and internationally
  • Culture-related problems within the Armed Forces and our partners in international operations
  • Management in the cyber domain

Special circumstances related to the assessments

Both assessment units must be passed to pass the entire course. If the assessments fail in and out of the assessments, there will be a continuation in this assessment with the same framework as the ordinary assessment.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • describe cultural frames of reference and their significance for military operations and international cooperation.
  • describe communication models and the significance of various forms of communication in an inter-cultural context.
  • describe the culture’s and language’s (verbal/non-verbal) significance in multinational departments and staffs.
  • describe management of military Communication and Information Systems (CIS) – and cyber operations nationally and internationally.
  • describe military cultures in the Norwegian branches of the armed forces and among other nations, including the role as specialist and the role as offices.

Skills

After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • adapt conduct and form of expression to the relevant cultural and military context
  • cooperate efficiently in a multi-cultural department.
  • develop a good understanding of their role as cyber engineers and for leadership in the cyber domain

General competence

After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:

  • demonstrate a basic attitude to own and others’ culture and religion characterised by respect, security, openness and tolerance.
  • apply gender perspective and adapt their actions to the historical, cultural and political context in question.
  • become aware of own role as military cyber engineer and of management of military Communication and Information Systems (CIS) and cyber operations in particular, and the first service location in particular.
  • appropriately adapt execution of his/her role to changed assumptions, including within different branches of the service in Norway and in cooperation with other nations
Working and learning activities

Lectures, assignment solving, group/plenary discussions, reflection log, news briefs in English, “Letter of Introduction” and case studies

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Curriculum
  • Dahl, Ø (2013): Møter mellom mennesker. Innføring i interkulturell kommunikasjon. (2. utg.) Oslo: Gyldendal akademisk forlag. ISBN/EAN: 9788205446847 
  • Olsen, B., Øian, H. (red.)(2007): Hvorfor skyter de? Konflikt og kulturforståelse i internasjonale militære operasjoner. (1. utg) Oslo: Cappelen akademisk. ISBN: 9788202274078 - Utdrag
  • Utvalgt litteratur om selvvalgte kulturer/internasjonale konflikter m.m..
  • Forsvarets verdigrunnlag (2018). Hentet fra: https://forsvaret.no/fakta/historie-oppdrag-verdier/forsvarets-verdiar/f...
  • FHS/STS (2019): Forsvarets fellesoperative doktrine (2019) (1. opplag) ISBN: 978-82-93114-99-4 - Utdrag
  • Current affairs

 

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Individuell fagoppgaveIndividual2HoursPass / fail50% Not required
Presentasjon-30MinutesPass / fail50%Not required
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Individuell fagoppgave
Grouping:Individual
Duration:2
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Proportion:50%
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Presentasjon
Grouping:-
Duration:30
Type of duration:Minutes
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Proportion:50%
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:
Supported materials:
Authors: 
Elisabeth Désirée Eriksen