COMM 290 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: D.I.E., Intercultural Competence, Circular Reasoning

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11 Dec 2017
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COMM 290
8/29/17
Imperative: something needed, important, one must do
-demographic, technological, global, peace, self-awareness, interpersonal
Learned set of shared interpretations ab beliefs, values, norms, and social practices which
affect the behaviors of a relatively large group of people
Forces that Shape Culture:
Each accommodate/adapt to forces that shape them.
Cultural members seldom pay attention to these forces.
These forces have HUGE influence on the culture.
-Understand where other people are coming from
Six Forces that Shape Cultures:
-History - unique experiences/shared wisdom that becomes part of a culture
-Ecology - pg 23, environment around the culture that influences a culture (land, weather
patterns)
-Biology - biological and genetic differences exist in people, a lot of them are influenced by our
ecology (ex. sherpas have a lung capacity that forgoes ours), biology is not as strong a force
than others.
-Institutional Networks - how our societies organized by institutions (education, religion, social
orgs, government, healthcare)
-Interpersonal Communication Patterns - how a culture communicates with each other, patterns
formed face to face
-Technology - inventions and creations
A Tool for Intercultural Competence
Description
Interpretation
Evaluation
(D.I.E.)
We mix up D.I.E. often. (judgment vs. observation)
Makes us mindful of this process… and a bit less hasty.
Statements of description
-What I SEE
Statements of interpretation
-What I THINK about what I see
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(educated guesses about “what could be going on here…)
Statements of evaluation
“What I FEEL about what I see”
2.3 Chapter: similarities/cultural discomfort
The biological force: biology/ecology is a cultural force (sherpa has bigger lung capacity)
Race is not biology, is race biological FALSE
Global (not economic) imperative - it’s important to be interculturally competent for good trade
Page 6 - definition of the term communication, don’t study transactional process
Go to study guide, make sure that you read and understand it well
Context: intercultural competence, outsiders looking in are not the best to judge. Have to be in
that situation for someone to understand
Thursday: short reading
What is humans’ relationship to activity?
What is humans’ relationship to each other?
What is the nature of human beings?
What is the relationship of humans to the natural world?
What is the orientation of humans’ to time?
Cultural Patterns: the response to each of these questions
Preferred Response adapted by majority of members
Invisible to those in the culture
Ingredients:
Shared beliefs, values, norms, social practices
Ingredients are stable over time.
Lead to roughly similar behaviors across situations in a culture.
Culture Patterns: a behavior/action/belief/values subconsciously repeat in the same culture
-time orientation
-self orientation
-activity orientation
-social relations orientation
-world orientation
Taxonomy: a way to categorize things, easy to recognize/conceptualize, over generalize a
culture
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