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COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication
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COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication

COM263 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

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Why is intercultural literacy needed in todayís world?

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What role do media technologies play in everyday intercultural communication experiences?

COM263 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

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Reflect on your responses to the PRICA self-assessment in the textbook. How does your worldview influence the level of apprehension you feel when communicating with people from other cultures?

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Reflecting on your responses in the GENE Scale, how have these attitudes influenced the way you have communicated with members of other cultural groups in the past?

COM263 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

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How would you explain the relationship between oneís culture and oneís identity?

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How is identity communicated generally, and how do you communicate your identity?

COM263 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2

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After watching the TEDTalk: Patricia RyanóDonít Insist on English! [Video file]. (2011). In Films On Demand. (Reference the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis) What would be the consequences (positive or negative) of one world language?
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What are examples from your own life of your language shaping your worldview and how does the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis influence your understanding of this relationship?

COM263 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

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If a professor had an Indian student in class and the student asked the professor to not pass out handouts with his left hand, do you think the professor should comply?

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How does the way you dress reflect the culture with which you identify?

COM263 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2

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What are some positive outcomes of intercultural conflict? Think about a recent example in your own life and explain why you think it occurred and how you benefited from the experience?

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How does your cultural background affect how you handle conflict?

COM263 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2

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If you traveled to another country, what elements would most likely cause you to experience culture shock?

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What strategies do you think are most helpful for coping with culture shock?

COM263 Week 1 Assignment

Details:
Select a culture that has an established community/presence in your area/city/state. You will focus your research throughout the semester on learning about this group.
Create a presentation using PowerPoint or another tool with your instructorís approval. A minimum of fifteen slides are required for this assignment. A script/notes must be included in your presentation. The PowerPoint should include the following:
1. 1. Explain the core values and history of the cultural group and describe how the culture became established in your area (e.g., what events, motivations, persons were influential in their establishment in your area?) Include a timeline of significant events (be selective Ė keep the timeline minimal).
2. 2. Describe how this group has shaped the culture of the area.
3. 3. Research and describe opportunities in which this culture could be experienced locally (e.g., festival, store, restaurant, cultural center, etc.).
4. 4. Three sources are required for this assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

COM263 Week 2 Assignment

Details:
This assignment builds on Part 1. You will continue to focus your research on the cultural group you selected in Topic 1. Write 500-750 words in response to the following:
1. 1. Clarify the definitions as well as compare and contrast the concepts of stereotyping and ethnocentrism.
2. 2. Find concrete examples that show how this group is represented by local and/or national media (This could include Comic Strips, Newspaper Articles, Advertisements, TV Shows, etc.). Give specific examples of stereotyping and ethnocentrism.
3. 3. Outline concrete examples of how these media caricatures influence peopleís perceptions of this culture. Next, explain how these perceptions (as elements of the media consumerís worldview) might influence their attitudes and behaviors when interacting with someone from that culture.
4. 4. Two to three academic resources are required for this assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
The Identification of Communication Challenges assignment is the benchmark for:
GED2C1: Construct logical, cohesive, and persuasive arguments.
GED2C2: Locate, verify, evaluate, and correctly cite print and electronic resources.
GED2C3: Exhibit proficiency in Standard American English for academic purposes.
GED2C4: Demonstrate knowledge of the power and ethical ramifications of language choice and communication style.
GED3C2: Apply appropriate critical inquiry strategies (e.g., inductive and deductive reasoning, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis) to issues and questions.
GED4C1: Articulate knowledge of individual, group, and societal behavior.
GED4C3: Acknowledge individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and belief systems, and interact appropriately.
GED4C4: Use knowledge of the past to develop understandings concerning the present or future.
GED4C5 Evaluate artistic and literary expression and how they influence and reflect society.

COM263 Week 3 Assignment

Details:
In 750-1,000 words, research and explain what factors influence the individual and collective identities of members of your selected cultural group. Consider the following examples of important factors to address:
1. 1. How do people from the cultural group communicate their identities through their architecture or how they organize their private and public environments?
2. 2. What is unique about their art or other mass mediated communications (e.g., magazines, books, films, comics)? You may choose to explain an individualís work or a message/artifact created by a group or organization.
3. 3. How do they establish and manifest roles in relationships?
Give concrete examples to illustrate your selected cultureís value orientations and explain how these value orientations influence the groupís communication behaviors. Include:
1. 1. High vs. low-context
2. 2. Power-distance
3. 3. Individualistic vs. collectivistic
4. 4. Uncertainty avoidance
5. 5. Polychronic vs. monochronic
Identify one or two events in history when this groupís identity or values have been clearly challenged or encroached upon. Describe how these events may have shaped this cultureís perception of the world.
Explain how this cultureís identity is expressed through mass media channels (e.g., radio, newspapers, magazines, websites) that are created or produced by individuals within the culture.
Three to four academic resources are required for this assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment measures the following competency: C2.3: Compare and contrast how communicative behaviors reflect various cultural norms.

COM263 Week 4 Assignment

Details:
This section should be 500-750 words.
Research important elements of your selected cultureís language that are important to understand in order to understand the culture (syntactics, semantics, phronology, pragmatics).
1. 1. Attend a group gathering or event that is prominent in your selected culture.
2. 2. Take field notes in which you describe the verbal communication traits of the people you observe in the service (e.g., what does it sound like? What are unusual words, phrases, or idioms used?).
3. 3. Write down as many phrases or utterances you can. Explain how the verbal communication traits you wrote about in point 2 differ from the verbal communication traits of your own cultural groups.
4. 4. Summarize your experience, incorporating scholarly articles that address the relationship between verbal communication traits and cultural distinctiveness
5. 5. How does your experience help you understand the culture differences between the culture you are researching and your own culture?
6. 6. Two to three academic resources are required for this assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

COM263 Week 5 Assignment

Details:
Choose a film that represents interactions between at least two distinct cultures. The film must be approved by the instructor.
1. 1. As you watch the film, take notes on the nonverbal cues that the characters in the film exhibit. Be as descriptive as possible when describing the nonverbal codes you witness throughout the film.
2. 2. Explain how the nonverbal cues you witnessed in the film compare to the types of nonverbal communication codes used by the culture you have chosen to examine this semester, cite one to two scholarly sources to support your insights.
3. 3. Describe a faux pas that you witnessed in the film. To spot a faux pas, look for nonverbal or verbal communication that is not received well by members of the native culture.
The total assignment should be 500-750 words.
Two to three academic resources are required for this assignment.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
This assignment measures the following competency: Comp 2.1: Interpret the meaning of symbols across cultures.

COM263 Week 6 Assignment

Details:
Find a recent situation in which a conflict related to cultural differences occurred. You can find the situation by asking a friend if they have had any experiences, looking into the news/media for an example, or relating a personal experience you witnessed. In a total of 500-750 words, write out the details of the conflict as communicated by the source of the story.
1. 1. Based on your research in intercultural communication, explain why you think the conflict arose (reference at least one source from the textbook and/or scholarly articles on intercultural conflict to back up your recommendations).
2. 2. Explain the role of mass media and/or new media in shaping the conflict (e.g., Is one communicator responding to a negative, stereotyped view of the other?). Explain the connections between the communication behaviors of each individual in this conflict scenario and their differing worldviews.
3. 3. Write out a consultation (250-500 words from the total), outlining what the communicators in the conflict scenario need to know or do to best handle the conflict. Be specific in your recommendations and justify them with scholarly evidence (when you justify, explain what ethical considerations should be taken into account when handling the situation described in the case study). Two academic sources are required for the consultation.
Two to three academic sources are required for the consultation.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
You are required to submit the case study and the consultation to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
This assignment measures the following competency: Comp 4.1: Evaluate the connection between ethical communication and different worldviews.

COM263 Week 7 Culture Shock Reflection Assignment

Details:
Think about a time when you were immersed in a new culture or co-culture.
Write a 250-500 word reflection, addressing the following:
1. 1. Explain the circumstances surrounding your immersion in a new culture/co-culture. What was the reason for your trip/experience?
2. 2. Identify the stages of culture shock present in your experience of the new culture/co-culture.
3. 3. Explain how you tried to cope with the culture shock.
4. 4. Discuss how you might cope with the culture shock in a healthier way in the future based upon what you learned about culture shock in this topic.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

COM263 Week 7 Research Presentation Assignment

Details:
Compile parts 1-6 of your research project into a presentation. Your presentation can be constructed using one of the following formats: a video presentation, PowerPoint, or Prezi (or a format not listed, as long as it is approved by your instructor). A minimum of 20 slides are required for this assignment. A script/notes must be included in your presentation. Be creative. Just make sure that you include the following sections:
1. 1. Background Information
2. 2. Media and Cultural Communication Challenges
3. 3. Cultural Identity and Value Orientations
4. 4. Verbal Communication Characteristics
5. 5. Nonverbal Communication Characteristics
6. 6. Conflict Styles and Management
7. 7. Conclusion
In the conclusion of your presentation, include a reflection on what you learned from this culture and explain why you think your intercultural communication research is an important part of minimizing the negative effects of culture shock associated with the culture you studied.
Three to five sources are required for this assignment. Each student will be assigned a presentation to review. Each student will post their peer review in the discussion forum posted in the course. The instructor will provide further instructions for the peer review.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


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