COM 315 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
What about the world today demonstrates most obviously the need for intercultural communication? Be detailed in your answer.
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
What are the pros and cons of globalization?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
In what way or ways do you tend to be ethnocentric? How difficult is it for you to see that another person’s way of doing something may be just as good as yours?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
Why do intercultural conflicts occur? Are they inevitable? Why or why not?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Choose at least four of the identities discussed in chapter 4 of the textbook. What is the label that describes you in each of these identities? How does having that set of labels affect you in your communication with others?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Most people spend some of the time in the majority and some of the time in the minority, but overall they consider themselves to be one or the other. Determine whether or not you are going to consider yourself a minority or majority for this question. Where are you in the process of majority or minority identity development? Why did you stop at that stage?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
What are the four components of language? How are they different?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Explain the concept of low context/high context. With whom do you use high-context language? Why?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
What do you wear that communicates non-verbally about who you are or what your values are? What influences your clothing choices?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
Explain the concept of monochronic and polychronic. Give an example of a culture whose time system is polychronic.
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
What causes intercultural conflict? Is there any way to avoid it? Should it be avoided?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
What building blocks (from chapter 2 of the textbook) have you used to communicate with people from different cultures? Were these building blocks effective? If so, what made them effective? If not, why were they not effective?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
What are the stages of culture shock? What causes it? Is there any way to avoid it? What are healthy ways to survive it?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
If you were going to enter an intercultural marriage, what would be the item that would be most difficult for you to accept from another culture or to lose from yours? Give details to support your answer.
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
What stereotypes do you have about people from certain cultures and either work ethic, wealth, or business acumen? What is the basis for these stereotypes?
COM 315 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
If you have had experience with healthcare or education in another country, describe the experience. If you have not, what are the challenges you think it would present? Imagine the process you go through in your doctor’s office or in a classroom. What would it be like to be in that setting if you were from another culture or perhaps spoke a different language?