After reviewing the Learning Materials here and for the week and after taking the ethnocentrism survey discuss the following ideas (at least one):
1. Consider the cultures and co-cultures to which you avow (those you yourself own and say that you are a part of). Describe a culturally norm (every day activity or custom) that you perform that is a part of your culture but that you might not have considered before our discussion on Culture (or before it was pointed out to you by someone who is not of your culture). For example: Shaking hands as a greeting in the United States is a social norm that is a part of our culture. For other cultures they kiss on the cheek hug bow etc.
Once you’ve described your cultural norm explain how others who are in your in-group react to your performance of this cultural norm. Then explain how others who are NOT in your in-group (out-group to your culture) react to your performance of this cultural norm.
2. Consider how cultural values and norms play a role in communication and how over generalizations and stereotypes may be results of the cultures of which you are a member. Explain and/or provide examples (consider including discussion of specific cultural values or norms outlined in the chapter).
Then pose a question to your peers to promote further understanding and discussion of the communication topic.
Respond to at least TWO peers Initial Posts. After responding to the post and answering your peers questions consider discussing intercultural communication competence.
In addition ask your peer a question about their experience.