Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I learned several things in this communication class and how to approach other people from different cultures. This course taught me how to have a humble perception of people who practice differently from myself. It also helped me understand that what is practiced in America, or what I practice personally and individually, that it is considered different in other places in the world. This helped me understand that my culture and customs are not everyone's norms.
The highlights of this course introduced me to research the country of China and throughout the entire semester I was privileged to be able to learn a small portion of their culture through their communication styles. I learned a lot of differences between China and the United States through both Verbal and Non-Verbal communication. The highlights of this course was definitely learning how different China's customs are from the customs and norms we have in the States and it gave me a better insight how to approach Chinese individuals.
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Advice for students:
If you take this course my advice for anyone would be, keep an open mind. This class kind of pushes you outside your comfort zone of getting to know other cultures norms and away from American norms; however, there are countries that also posses the same norms, but also have their own different ones as well. As an American, sometimes we like to boast about our country and how we have a better lifestyle from others, which I believe our country is very blessed and we have a lot of opportunities that many countries do not. This is where it is vital to be able to open our minds and our hearts to see how other human beings, like ourselves, live a completely different life somewhere else and how our norms are not their own norms.