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Unformatted text preview: Class Notes for the First Section 14/05/2009 17:51:00 ← Intercultural Communication • Understanding the inseparable effect culture has on how we communicate ← Culture is a system of shared beliefs, attitudes, customs, behaviors, and artifacts that the members of a society use to cope with the world and one another, and that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning ← ← Learning culture • High culture: arts, ballet, classical music; Low culture: folk and rap music, hip- hop, fast food • Iceberg: only the external parts of culture are able to be seen by a person not immersed in the activity • The more you understand a culture, the more complex you know it is. “you live in china for a year, and you can write nothing” • Modalities of culture: individuals and subcultures differ from the culture • Enculturation: when you grow up in a certain culture • Acculturation- move away from the indigenous culture and learn a new one • Ethnocentrism: the belief that one’s culture is better than everyone else’s ← ← Communication Model ← Sender---message-- receiver ← Shannon and weaver ← Noise impedes listening: world views, social relationships/networks, media influences, linguistics, behavioral patterns ← “who said what to whom about what using what channel (with what interference)” Lewin ← ← kluckhohn and strodtbeck’s value orientations • time orientation (temporal focus of human life) • human nature (innate) • activity • Human relation to nature and supernatural • ??? relational? Naturalist world view • shaped largely by science • most of the western and communist world (developed nations) • rejects the supernatural • god is not a part of it, only laws govern science • humans are part of natural evolution • both beginning and the end of the world are obscure • emphasis on the present- past and future are unknown ← ← Monotheistic world view • Christianity (protestant, catholic, orthodox) Judaism, and Islam • One god • Nature is created by god for human use • Humans are made in gods image, role of sin and evil- humans need redemption • Judaism and islam- humans are born essentially good •...
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- Spring '11
- Intercultural Communication