Assessing Trans-cultural Communication Competence (Individual ICC Paper)
You will write a 3-4 page paper assessing trans cultural communication competence (Ting- Toomey 1999) and intercultural sensitivity (Bennetts DMIS as cited in Hammer Bennett & Wise-man 2003) Judge Reilly (TED Talks). The paper should be in APA style 12 Times New Roman 1-inch margin all around and double spaced and come with a cover page (so the final page count will be a minimum of 5 pages). There is no need for an abstract.
For this assignment you need to read Ting-Toomeys chapter on trans-cultural communication competence (pp. 265-276) and be familiar with Bennetts DMIS descriptors and scale (see the handout from class). You can cite them as follows.
Hammer M. R. Bennett M. J. & Wiseman R. (2003). Measuring intercultural sensitivity: The intercultural development inventory. International journal of intercultural relations 27(4) 421-443.
Ting-Toomey S. (1999). Communicating across Cultures. New York NY: Guilford Press.
You also need to watch the following video clip:
1) the TED Talk by Judge Reilly about his Aboriginal Education (approx 17 mins. long)
When writing your paper first begin your paper with a brief introduction of the topic which is assessing transcultural communication competence and intercultural sensitivity of Judge Reilly. Next you will provide a brief summary of both Ting-Toomeys transcultural communication competence model and its key components and Bennetts DMIS scale and its descriptors (about 1-page). Then in the rest of your paper (about 2-pages long) analyze the persons trans-cultural communication competence and intercultural sensitivity making sure to back your claims with what you see/hear/infer from his or her story and talk as your evidence. Finally you will offer your overall assessment of the persons trans-cultural communication competence and intercultural sensitivity or the lack thereof. As a whole your paper should clearly communicate what you are evaluating how you are evaluating and why you have arrived at the assessment that you have. Any enhancements are welcome as long as they do not detract your reader from the main purpose of the paper.
Paper length (3-4 pages)
Organized writing with appropriate support
Covers all of the elements in the assignment writing prompt
Quality of effort:
Demonstrates attention to detail beyond sparse content and brings elements that enhances the paper
Checked spelling and grammar & follows formatting convention