R 5-15:110-120 - COMM 305 Week 1 Readings R...

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COMM 305Week 1 ReadingsRPgs. (5-15) (110-120)5-15 McDaniel; Understanding & Applying Intercultural Communication in the Global Community: The FundamentalsIntercultural communication in Historical PerspectiveoThe BeginningsIntercultural interactions as old as humankindMigrations of peopleEngaging in tradeSeeking new homelandsInteractions can be beneficial or lead to disasterGlobalization is not new, but technology has accelerated the processoIntercultural communication as an academic disciplineRelatively new (70 years ago)Due to a need to understand allies after ww2 and to better carry out war reconstructionIntercultural communication occurs whenever a person from one culture sends a message to be processed by a person from a different cultureRequires a thorough understanding of two key elementsoCommunicationoCultureUnderstanding communicationoWhen people communicate, regardless of the situation or context, they are trying toPersuadeInformOr entertainoExplaining communicationCommunication is the management of messages with the objective of creating meaning (Griffin, 2005)oThe Framework of communicationSender- person or group originating the messageSomeone with a need or desireMessage- consists of the information the sender desires to have understood
Channel-any means that provides a path for moving the message from the sender to the receiverReceiver-intended recipient of the message and location where meaning is createdReceiver interprets the message and assigns a meaning, which may or may not be what the sender intendedResponse- Any action taken place by the receiver as a result of the meaning he or she assigns the messageFeedback-helps us evaluate the effectiveness of a messageSmiles, frownsClue to the meaning receiver assignedEnvironment- location where the communication occursNoise-different types of interference or distractions that plague every communication event

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