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COM 303 Week1-2 Notes

by: Mariah Rodriguez

COM 303 Week1-2 Notes COM303

Mariah Rodriguez
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Intercultural Communication
Howard Sypher

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Hey guys, here are my notes for weeks 1 and 2. These should really help you out if you are taking this course. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Date Created: 01/30/15
Thursday January 15 2015 COM 303 NOTES INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Hen party bachelorette party in Munic Italy Topics from the book The impact of globalization domestic diversity and immigration The impact of communication technology Intercultural communication involves communication between people Cocultures may share some of the dominant characteristics but also exhibit unique ones A society can encompass more than one culture Venturing into a new culture can cause anxiety and emotional dissonance Culture shock mental state during transition from familiar to unfamiliar Culture is like a second skin It can be defining it filters things for the better and for the worst It shapes you in your own eyes and the eyes of others You further illustrate it by what you hang on it Your garmentsand what you surround yourself withthe things you live with and in Culture shock U curve models Exhilaration being excited when seeing something new eg Kids being excited about a yellow school bus Disenchantment Adjustment Effective functioning International immigration creates culturally and ethnically diverse societies whose members must learn to interact with each other This is a challenge Cultural adaption strategies Learning about the language of the host culture Guard against ethnocentrism Work to maintain contact with own culture Ethics in an intercultural context focuses on Appropriate behavior in interpersonal interactions Intercultural communication involves taking into account Individual uniqueness Lack of objectivity Generalizations


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