It was really great to meet everyone this morning. I'm looking forward to our lessons together this semester.
Course Introduction: We definitely had a busy 90 minutes! We went through the course syllabus and schedule and then had a lecture/discussion on the definition of culture.
We didn't have time to discuss the "elements of culture." We'll look at this in next week's lesson, as well as learn how communication is part of culture.
If you would like to review our lectures, you can use the slide presentation from class. You can find them in the IE 3 ICC Seminar --> lectures section.
Remember to do the assigned readings each week. This will help you understand the lecture and give you ideas for our discussions. Unfortunately, we don't have enough time to cover all the material from the textbook in our lessons.
Homework: 1. Reflection Topic #1 2. Blog Posting #1 3. Reading, chapter 2, pp. 37-57
Reflection Topic #1:
Write about a time when you experienced a "cultural misunderstanding" in another culture or with a person from a different culture. Why do you think there was a misunderstanding? (e.g. look at the Iceberg diagram from class to help you think about the reasons for the misunderstanding)
Remember to write 2-3 pages for this entry in a B5 notebook and bring it to our lesson next week. You will have about 10 minutes to discuss your experience with your group.
The Iceberg Diagram is uploaded after the blog question.
Blog Question #1:
What was something interesting that you learned about culture in today's lesson?
*Write 8-10 sentences. *Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly. *Submit by Monday, April 13 by 6:00pm.