• 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?