Culture and communication | COM 200 Interpersonal Communication | Ashford University

 Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 3 of Making Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication, complete the Week 2 Paper Training and Week 2 – Quiz 1, review the Sample Week 2 Paper, and watch the Week 2 Webinar – Culture in Action (Links to an external site.) video. 

 

or this assignment, you will explore the relationship between culture  and communication. In her definition of culture, Bevan (2020) states it  is the collective set of customs, values, beliefs, and norms of a group  of people. In this paper, you will explore how culture creates customs  of verbal and nonverbal communication and then explore two other themes  covered in Bevan. Ultimately, you will discuss how paying attention to  culture can help us improve as communicators.

In your paper,

  • Explain two points detailing why it is so important to be aware of culture when thinking about communication, utilizing Bevan.
  • Explain how culture shapes verbal and nonverbal communication, utilizing Bevan.
  • Describe the relationship between culture and two other themes that are central to culture from this list, utilizing Bevan: 
    • Gender(Chapters 2 and 3)
    • High versus low context cultures (Chapter 3)
    • Dominant cultures versus co-cultures (Chapter 3)
    • Individualism and collectivism (Chapter 3)
    • Perceptual filters (Chapter 3) 
      • NOTE: If you’d like to supplement your points by learning more about  the roles of race or class in communication, please use one or more of  the videos in the “Resources” box in the upper right corner to assist  you. This is not required, but can enrich your paper.
  • Explain how paying attention to culture can help a person improve as  a communicator, utilizing Bevan and, if you choose, one of the  supplemental videos you watched.

The Culture and Communication paper

  • Must be 750 words (three double-spaced pages) in length (not  including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA  Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following: 
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

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