50 t/f. 50 mc
half of exam on material based on everything after last midterm and the other half on everything from 1&2
Intercultural communication can be oscillate between the poles of universalism and relativism, without
settling on either.
Ethics are viewed as a compound of universalism and relativism. All ethical systems involve tensions
between what is universal and what is relative.
Five approaches to ethics;
o Golden law; focus on inherent goodness, or badness of peoples actions. Law applies to everyone.
What is good/bad for one is good/bad for all.
o Golden Purse; bsed on the notion of power, physical strength, wealth and et. “he who has the gold”
o Golden consequences; grounded in the outcomes of people actions; ethical decisions are based on
what will bring the most good for the most people.
o Golden mean; right behavior as a blending of opposites. An ethical choice is a happy medium between
two extremes. (example: cowardice foolhardiness, the golden mean is courage)
o Golden rule: we should act toward people from other cultures as we woul