Chapter 6: Culture

Learning Objectives
  • Define culture and describe personal, social, and cultural identities.
  • Summarize non-dominant and dominant identity development.
  • Define the social constructionist view of culture and identity.
  • Discuss how each of the four cultural identities discussed affects and/or relates to communication.
  • Define intercultural communication and list the six dialectics of intercultural communication.
  • Discuss how intercultural communication affects interpersonal relationships.
  • Define intercultural communication competence.
  • Summarize the three ways to cultivate intercultural communication competence that are discussed.
  • Apply the concept of “thinking under the influence” as a reflective skill for building intercultural communication competence.


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