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Why Study Intercultural Communication?

  • Identify six imperatives motivating increased interest in intercultural communication.
  • Describe how advances in technology and increases in mobility have influenced intercultural communication.
  • List ways in which immigration patterns affect relationships between nations and cultures.
  • Explain how the history of immigration influences cultural relations within the United States.
  • Describe how the study of intercultural communication is important to the economy of the United States.
  • Identify ways in which studying intercultural communication may contribute to promoting world peace.
  • Explain how understanding other cultures improves our awareness of our own cultures.
  • Describe some of the ethical issues that arise in the study of intercultural communication.
  • Explain what it means to be an ethical intercultural communicator.

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