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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYBook Reflection of “Understanding Intercultural Communication”xxxxxxxxxxin partial fulfillment of the requirements forthe completion ofGLST 650-B01Intercultural Communication and EngagementxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxContentsSummary.........................................................................................................................................3Reflection of Key Topics................................................................................................................3
Use of Facial Expressions........................................................................................................3Haptic Communication............................................................................................................4Physical Appearance................................................................................................................4Boundary Regulations..............................................................................................................5The Meanings Behind Paralanguage.......................................................................................6Conclusion......................................................................................................................................6Bibliography...................................................................................................................................8SummaryUnderstanding Intercultural Communication by Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva Chungprovides a thorough look at the basic concepts behind intercultural communication. This book2
gives an unbiased, all angles approach to national and international communications issues thatwe encounter on a frequent basis. The two major areas that the book addresses are about verbaland nonverbal communication. It is typically thought that verbal communication is the mostimportant component of communication but after reading this book, it was interesting to learnthat nonverbal communication is the main piece that if not done correctly, can jeopardize allcommunication efforts. The book also addresses areas of interest such as culture shock,understanding cultural and ethnic identities, and how to become ethical interculturalcommunicators. These are all important topics to learn more about as the world becomes smallerby modern technology and travel along with the merging of different cultural groups.Reflection of Key TopicsAs mentioned, this textbook addresses a variety of matters that are important learn aboutin any type of setting. Businesses, schools, and especially churches will benefit from learninghow to effectively communicate across cultural boundaries. Several key components of the bookwill be addressed as they hold significant information that will be benefit the reader.Use of Facial ExpressionsNonverbal communication is the largest component of communication. Facialexpressions comprise much of the nonverbal component. The text states, “Body language is a

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