Learning Goals: This reflection paper assignment is directly linked to two of the three student learning outcomes for this course. It will allow you to demonstrate familiarity with research and thought in the field of interpersonal communication and analyze your own relationships using concepts of interpersonal communication. This assignment will allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned after reading Chapter 2 and reviewing the course materials. It will help you prepare for the first exam and other assignments.
Instructions: Your reflection paper should be 2 pages, typed, double-spaced, size 12 font, with one inch margins all around, and in essay format. DO NOT just list answers to the questions (should be in essay format). Submit your paper here on Canvas by the due date. Late papers will not receive full credit. Please proofread your work before submitting it.
Answer the following questions in your reflection paper: Include Chapter 2 concepts when answering the following questions in your paper:
- According to our textbook, interpersonal encounters are marked by degrees of cultural and co-cultural salience. What are the most salient intercultural differences you are likely to encounter in your interpersonal relationships?
- What key values characterize the culture in which you communicate most comfortably? Please reference the section in the textbook on cultural values & norms. What communication challenges arise when you communicate with people with different values? Cite one example of this from your personal experience.
- What co-cultures do you belong to? How can you best manage your communication with members of other co-cultures?
- What steps might you take to improve your intercultural communication competence when interacting with people of different cultural backgrounds?
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