cmc260 | undergraduate
Communication Variety: The Spice Of Life
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Cultural Systems--Contrasting Cultural Values
- Describe the effect of contrasting cultural values on intercultural communication.
- Explain the influence of culturally different work attitudes on workplace communication in international businesses.
- Describe the role of economics, politics, and education on intercultural communication.
Differences in Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
- Describe the influence of language differences on intercultural communication.
- Identify the effects of differing verbal and nonverbal cultural cues on intercultural communication.
- Describe how cultural differences in monochronic and polychronic time systems may affect intercultural communication.
Differences in Written Communication
- Compare differences in written communication formats, styles, and tone for different cultures.
Business and Social Customs
- Differentiate between tipping and gift giving.
Explain the role of position and status among various cultures.
- Identify the differences in social customs among different cultures.
Workplace Dos and Don'ts
- Determine the role of bribery in other countries.
- Describe the roles of humor, taboos, and superstition in communication between cultures.
- Identify the various steps in successful intercultural negotiation.
- Describe the characteristics of an effective intercultural negotiator.
- Describe the cultural bases of negotiation conflict.
Ethics in International Business
- Describe how ethics is understood differently among different cultures.
- Identify how differences between home country laws and host country laws influence international business and travel.
Intercultural Communication in Practice
- Summarize components that promote effective intercultural communication.
- Assess the relationship between culture and communication.
- Describe how cultural shock may affect international communication.
- Explain management styles in multinational organizations.
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