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Chapter 1 Why Study Intercultural Communication (IC)?

1. Define: ethnocentrism, identity management, multiphrenia, colonialism, ethics,


dialogical approach, self-reflexivity
2. Explain briefly six reasons to study intercultural communication.
3. Write five aspects of culture and technology
4. Explain briefly three issues to address for being Ethical Students of Culture.
Chapter 2 Approaches to Studying IC
5. Define: Ethnography, Rhetorical Approach, Macrocontexts,
6. Write the goals of three approaches.
7. Learn table

Discipline on which
approach is founded
Research Goal
Assumptions
human behavior
Method of study

of

Relationship
of
culture
and
communication

Social Science
(or Functionalist)
Psychology
Describe and
predict behavior
Predictable
Survey,
observation
Communication
influenced by
culture

Interpretive
Anthropology,
sociolinguistics
Describe
behavior
Creative and
voluntary
Participant
observation,
field study
Culture created
and maintained
through
communication

Critical
Various
Change
behavior
Changeable
Textual analysis
of media
Culture a site
of power
struggles

Chapter 3 - A Dialectical Approach to Understanding Culture and


Communication
8. Define: Dichotomies, dialectic
9. Explain Dialectical approach briefly.
10.Explain briefly six dialectics of IC.
Chapter 4 Culture, Communication, Context and Power
11.Define: culture, embodied ethnocentrism, cultural values,
12.Define briefly meaning of culture according to three approaches.
13.Explain communication briefly according to three approaches.
14.Identify five areas of common problems in the relationship between culture
and communication (According to the Hofstede Value Orientation)
15.Explain two levels of group-related power in the relationship between
communication and power.

Chapters 5 & 6 Identity and IC


16.Define: Impression Management theory, Minor identity, Majority identity, gender
identity, sexual identity, age identity, stereotype, prejudice
17.Explain briefly three contemporary communication perspectives on identity.

18.Learn table: Three Perspectives on Identity and Communication


Social Science
Interpretive
Identity created by self (by
Identity formed through
relating to groups)
communication with others
Emphasizes individualized,
Emphasizes avowal and
familial, and spiritual self
ascribed dimensions
(cross-cultural perspective)
19.Explain briefly stages of Minority identity development.
20.Explain briefly stages of Majority identity development.
21.What are dimensions of Ethnic identity?

Critical
Identity shaped through
social, historical forces
Emphasizes contexts and
resisting ascribed identity

Chapter 7 Language and IC


22.Define: Bilingual, multilingual, interlanguage, translation, interpretation, code switching,
Lingua Franca
23.What are types of interpretation?
24.Explain Equivalency and Accuracy in translation and interpretation.
25.Explain the role of translator or interpreter.
26.What are the reasons of Code switching?
Chapter 8 Nonverbal Code & Cultural Space
27.Define: Relational messages, proxemics, paralinguistics, Voice quality, Vocalization,
28.Explain Contact and Noncontact Cultures.
29.Explain Eye Contact.
30.Explain Chronemics and types of it.
31.Explain Cultural Space.
32.Explain Postmodern Cultural Spaces.

Chapter 9 Understanding Intercultural Transitions


33.Define: Migrant, sojourners, immigrant, Assimilation, separation, segregation,
marginalization, intergration,
34.What are three great waves of global migration?
35.What are four types of Migrant groups? Explain each of them.
36.Explain four types of Relationship between Migrant and Host?
37.Explain cultural adaptation.

Chapter 10 Popular Culture and Intercultural Communication


38.Define: High culture, low culture, culture industries, folk culture, cultural texts, Reader
Profile, Media Imperialism, Electronic Colonialism, Cultural Imperialism,
39.Explain Popular culture and give examples
40.What are four significant characteristics of popular culture?
41.Learn table
Type

Definition

Who knows it?

What does it look


like?

High Culture

Elite aristocratic
expressions of culture

Folk Culture

Traditional and
nonmainstream
cultural activities that
are not financially
driven
Ever-present cultural
products designed for
profitable
consumption

Popular
culture

Rich members of the


political
establishment
Most cultural groups,
but especially middleclass groups

Opera, classic
sculpture, symphony
performances
Folk music

Almost everyone in a
social group

Mainstream music,
movies, television,
romance novels

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