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North Seattle College
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Hum 105 - Intercultural Communication

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What is culture Some definitions Culture as Knowledge Culture is the acquired knowledge people use to interpret experience and generate behavior James Spradley l anthropologist A word that means several different things National ethnic culture meanings and behaviors groups of people develop and share over time Secondary or subgroup culture Elements of Culture HISTORY RELIGION VALUES SOCIAL ORGANIZATION LANGUAGE Characteristics of Culture CULTURE IS LEARNED CULTURE IS SHARED CULTURE IS TRANSMITTED FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER CULTURE IS BASED ON SYMBOLS CULTURE IS DYNAMIC CULTURE IS AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM Nitza Hidalgo s Concept of Culture as an Iceberg Surface Culture Surface level Concrete Deep Culture Unspoken Rules Behavioral Unconscious Rules Symbolic Hidalgo N 1993 Multicultural teacher introspection In Perry T and Fraser J Eds Freedom s Plow Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom New York Routledge Deep Structure of Culture Roots of Reality the how and why Deep Structure Institutions carry a culture s most important beliefs family state religion Deep Structure Institutions and their messages endure Deep Structure Institutions and their Messages are deeply felt Deep Structure Institutions supply much of a person s identity one of its most important roles for a culture is to assist a person in their sense of identity Deep Structures of Culture FAMILY definition and forms of family nuclear extended changing families in the US mixed families The family is the most basic unit of government Charles Colton Functions of Family teach socialization core values worldview identity development communication training gender roles individualism vs collectivism aging social skills HISTORY economic social development of a region grouping of people Surface Culture Food dress music visual arts drama crafts dance literature language celebrations games Deep Culture Courtesy contextual conversational patterns concept of time personal space rules of conduct facial expressions



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