Part Two: Intercultural Identity and Identity Development

Learning Objectives

  1. Define culture.
  2. Define personal, social, and cultural identities.
  3. Summarize nondominant and dominant identity development.
  4. Explain why difference matters in the study of culture and identity.
  5. Define the social constructionist view of culture and identity.
  6. Trace the historical development and construction of the four cultural identities discussed.
  7. Discuss how each of the four cultural identities discussed affects and/or relates to communication.
  8. Understand the difference between race and ethnicity.
  9. Define a majority group (dominant group).
  10. Define a minority group (subordinate group).
  11. Explain the difference between stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, and racism.
  12. Identify different types of discrimination.
  13. View racial tension through a sociological lens.
  14. Describe how major sociological perspectives view race and ethnicity.
  15. Identify examples of culture of prejudice.
  16. Explain different intergroup relations in terms of their relative levels of tolerance.
  17. Give historical and/or contemporary examples of each type of intergroup relation.
  18. Compare and contrast the different experiences of various ethnic groups in the United States.
  19. Apply theories of intergroup relations, race, and ethnicity to different subordinate groups.


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