Intercultural Communication Oct 11 2013
• intercultural communication competence
• ***Holistic process: includes all of the elements (I know, o feel, I do) they all happen together. It
is a whole
• Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Juke like everyone else. (Margaret Mead)
• We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are (Anais Nin)
• World view concepts:
• Worldview is one of the lenses through which people view reality and the rest of the world
(Paige, Martin, 1996)
• Origin: weltansh…
Anthropologists Spradley and McCurdy 91980) define worldview as the way people characteristically
look out on the universe.
• Sociologists Cosner, Nock, Steffan and Rhea define it as a definition of reality.
• Reflecting a religious perspective, Helve characterizes worldview as a systemized totality of beliefs
about the world.
• Emerson: set of assumptions about how the world is and ought to be organized.
• Klopf: cultures orientation toward a God humankind, lower forms of life, ianimate objects, supernatural
being, nature and matters concerning the relations of humans to one another… explains how and why
things got to be the way they are and why they continues that way.
• Porter and Stefani: cultures orientation toward God, humanity, nature, questions of existence, the
universe and cosmos, like death sickness and other philosophical elements.
• Redfield (1953)
• The self or principal actor on humankind’s stage
• The others, those within the pur