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Jessica McNamaraCOMU 315 WK 3Test One – Key Terms for COMU 315 – Briefly define each term. You can use this document as a template.[The chapter references are from Jandt's sixth edition, but the information can come from any source.]Chapter 1:Aboriginal-The original inhabitant of a place; indigenous.Cultural identity-The feeling of belonging to a particular group, which shares ideas, customs and social behaviors.Cultural studies-A field of research that investigates the ways in which culture molds individual experiences, life, relationships and power.Ethnic identity-The feeling of belonging to a particular population group with common national and cultural tradition. Othering- The labeling and degrading of cultures and groups outside of one’s own.Race- a group of people with common ancestry as seen in similar physical characteristics such as hair type, color of skin and stature. Reference group- A group to which an individual or another group is compared.Subculture- A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture. Subgroup- a subdivision of a group, whose members are all members of another group. White privilege- the societal privilege and benefits that people whom society identify as white reciveChapter 2:Channel-the means by which an encoded message is transmitted. Decoding- the mental and academic skill of being able to look at letters, numbers and words and translate theminto sounds and meanings. This is most basic skill behind learning to read and work with written or printed materials. Although not a difficult skill for most people, problems who's "mental wiring" is different can have a visual perception problem called dyslexia that causes letters and numbers to appear to grow, shrink, or reverse themselves.Encoding- Any information which we sense and subsequently attempt to process, store, and later retrieve must be brought in through one of the senses and then transformed into some form that our bodies and minds understand. The process of breaking the information down into a form we understand is the process of
Jessica McNamaraCOMU 315 WK 3encoding (and we later "decode" the information to recall it). But the process of getting into the memory system for storage and later retrieval is encoding.Hate speech- speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Honorific- (of an office or position) given as a mark of respect, but having few or no duties.

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