- Readings and Assignments: Hess 1994 3-20
- Concepts: communication (verbal and non-verbal; written vs. spoken); culture vs. Culture; high vs. low context; direct vs. indirect communication
- Discussion questions:
What is communication? What kinds of communication are there?
What is culture? How does culture change? Who has different cultures?
From Hess: p. 1 What does Hess mean by “broker of contracts? What cross-cultural differences have you experienced?
p. 6 Where are you on the culture learning continuum? Give reasons why.
p. 8 "Even for those who accept the proposition that other cultures have different values, it is still a shock to discover how many the differences are and how significant." Do you agree? Can you give some personal examples of cultural baggage?